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Windows 7: How to get rid of Multiboot all together?! (Not just one OS)

28 Dec 2013   #1
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to get rid of Multiboot all together?! (Not just one OS)

Hi,

I am planning on installing a second Windows on my computer (Multiboot). I read a few articles on how to do it, and on how to delete ONE, of the two Operating Systems.

However, I am not sure what to do, if I wanted to get rid of BOTH Operating Systems, and install a "fresh" Windows again?!

thanks,

G


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28 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

To get rid of both, simply format the entire disk after backing-up any data you want to keep, and then perform a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7

If one of those operating systems was a Linux distro, then I would also recommend performing a CLEAN using DISKPART during the clean install:

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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28 Dec 2013   #3
whs
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28 Dec 2013   #4
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
To get rid of both, simply format the entire disk after backing-up any data you want to keep, and then perform a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7

If one of those operating systems was a Linux distro, then I would also recommend performing a CLEAN using DISKPART during the clean install:

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Thanks for the fast reply! Looking at the first link you sent me, STEP 7 is where I would delete the partitions containing the Operating System?!

thanks again,

G
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28 Dec 2013   #5
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Interesting?! I haven't downloaded the program yet, but I would think that you do the format after you boot form it, take it out and put a Windows CD in, right?!

thanks,

G
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28 Dec 2013   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

^Yes to both questions.
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28 Dec 2013   #7
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
^Yes to both questions.
Excellent! Thanks again...

G
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28 Dec 2013   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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28 Dec 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neavissa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Interesting?! I haven't downloaded the program yet, but I would think that you do the format after you boot form it, take it out and put a Windows CD in, right?!

thanks,

G
Right, the bootable CD contains a fully operational program which we all use for many disk operations. Very handy because it can do a lot of things that are impossible with Disk Management. Highly recommended.

There is also a version that you can install on your system. But with that you cannot manipulate the C partition - obviously.

There is a whole collection of video tutorials on this page in case you are not sure how some operation functions.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard
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28 Dec 2013   #10
neavissa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neavissa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Interesting?! I haven't downloaded the program yet, but I would think that you do the format after you boot form it, take it out and put a Windows CD in, right?!

thanks,

G
Right, the bootable CD contains a fully operational program which we all use for many disk operations. Very handy because it can do a lot of things that are impossible with Disk Management. Highly recommended.

There is also a version that you can install on your system. But with that you cannot manipulate the C partition - obviously.

There is a whole collection of video tutorials on this page in case you are not sure how some operation functions.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard
Great info! I will download the program and play around with it... I will also take a look at the videos.

My OS drive is on a two disk RAID 1. Is that a problem!?

Thanks,

G
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