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Windows 7: How to Remove OS in dual boot?


15 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to Remove OS in dual boot?

I recently clean installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate over my previous OS Windows XP, so my question is how do i remove the Windows XP OS and keep the Windows 7? i both installed XP and Windows 7 on Partition C

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15 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Please refer to this:

Dual Boot - Delete a OS

Regards,
Golden
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15 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hmm i looked at the guide but i dont know what is the active partition between the two?
Here's whats on my Disk Management
( C: ) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy(System,Boot,Page File,Active,Crash Dump,Primary Partition)
( D: ) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy(Logical Drive)
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15 Nov 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Inaynl View Post
hmm i looked at the guide but i dont know what is the active partition between the two?
It looks like C:.......but.........post a screen capture image of Disk Management so we can be 100% sure.
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15 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

here sir
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15 Nov 2012   #6

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According to your Disk Management screen, the active partition is C:


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15 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh didn't see that o.O thanks, i think i might not remove windows xp anymore too complicated steps
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15 Nov 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Read the tutorial, its not that complicated. We can help if you need it.
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15 Nov 2012   #9
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It appears you didn't boot the Windows 7 DVD to install and instead ran it from XP, which locked out the C letter so you don't have Windows 7 on C as it always is when correctly installed from boot. So I would consider reinstalling it correctly from boot while deleting all partitions during a Clean Install Windows 7.

If you want to keep what you have then since D is a Logical partition which cannot have the System boot files written to it, you must first convert it to Logical. Download free Partition Wizard Boot CD, burn to CD using Windows Image Burner, then boot CD, rightclick D, select Modify>Set to Primary, click OK.

Next rightclick D to Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Then click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply all steps.

If Windows 7 doesn't start at reboot, boot into Windows 7 DVD or REpair CD to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts and holds the System flag.

You now know Windows 7 can boot from its own partition, so you can boot the PW CD, rightclick C to delete, click OK, then rightclick D to Resize, slide left border all the way to left, OK, APply both steps. Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.
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16 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

how do i boot the windows 7 DVD? i have the WIN7AIOx86X64 on a DVD-R and i already tried to boot it but it doesnt work after i restarted my computer, what seems to be the problem?
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