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Windows 7: Remove Windows 7 From Dual Boot


02 Jan 2013   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Remove Windows 7 From Dual Boot

Well, I have a dual boot of Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Trial, and my trial is expired, and I have no real reason to upgrade right now, so I want to remove 7 from my HD. I deleted the volume that had 7 on it (from w/in Vista) and I'm trying to extend my Vista Partition, but it won't let me. This is what it looks like.
Also, if this is in the wrong section, please move.



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02 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick on C to Resize, drag left border to the left to take up the free (Logical) space, click OK, Apply. Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.

Be aware that you have the System boot files on D which as the only Primary partition is the only one that can be Active to host the System Boot files. You can leave them there but will not be able to delete or format the partition without making Vista unbootable.

Or to correct this you can convert C to Primary so it will mark Active then write to it the Vista boot files: use PW CD to rightclick C to Modify>Set to Primary, click OK, then rightclick C to Modify> Set to Active, OK, then click on Disk #, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply steps. Reboot and if Vista won't start boot back into Vista DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times
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02 Jan 2013   #3

Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks for your suggestion! I ended up phoning a friend a few minutes ago, and he showed me this program called EaseUS Partition manager. I dragged my C: drive (Vista), and set it to use all unallocated space. But, thanks anyway. I'll probably stick around here, got a quick response when I asked for help.
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02 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you even read what I wrote that your OS boot files are D data partition? I gave you the way to resolve that. Did your friend who you called know about that?
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02 Jan 2013   #5

Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I don't need Windows 7. I wanted to completely rid my HD of anything Windows 7 related, which I did.
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02 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

The steps to write the System boot files to your Vista partition are the same as for Windows 7.

Just remember if you don't that D must stay intact since it contains the Vista boot files and is booting C now.

Sorry but we kinda have Windows 7 on our mind around here, even though the steps in this case are the same.
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