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Windows 7: Win7/Vista dual-boot ?


30 Oct 2009   #1
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
 
 
Win7/Vista dual-boot ?

I have a Gateway desktop that came with Vista32-bit Home
Premium oem. It sits on C:\drive. The other day using my Win7 upgrade dvd I installed win7 to my J:\drive which had Win7 rc 7100 on it-----this was accomplished by booting from the dvd formatting the j:\drive and installing Win7 without entering product key. After the install completed I inserted the dvd while in Win7's desktop and performed an inplace upgrade this time entering the product key and so had an activated Win7.

I don't want a dual-boot Windows system and have decided to remove the Win7 install and do an inplace upgrade of my Vista(C:\drive) I need to do this because if I did a clean install I would lose several programs that came oem.

In disc management what is the best thing to do
to my Win7 partition. Quick format the volume or just delete the volume?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Post a screenshot of disk management so we have complete understanding of system which enables us to advise with best accuracy, please.
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30 Oct 2009   #3
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Post a screenshot of disk management so we have complete understanding of system which enables us to advise with best accuracy, please.
Here you go. C:\ is Vista


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30 Oct 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Your case is simple. Quick format J: to NTFS. Use Easybcd to remove the bcd entry to J's Win7 so the boot choice screen will be gone.

Or you could delete J partition and combine with other free space already shown to make one larger partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #5
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit upgraded from Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Your case is simple. Quick format J: to NTFS. Use Easbcd to remove the bcd entry to J's Win7 so the boot choice screen will be gone.

Or you could delete J partition and combine with other free space already shown to make one larger partition.
That's what I thought. Thanks a bunch.
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