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Windows 7: Uninstalling Windows 7 Dual Boot


09 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Uninstalling Windows 7 Dual Boot

I have XP and WIndows 7 on my old desktop and since windows 7 is so slow and crashes a lot, how do I go about uninstalling it? Should I just load up XP then format my I:\ drive or do I have to deactivate Windows 7 first?


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09 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

going to xp, and make sure that's your data in the windows 7 drive already backup.
just click format on it, and set inactive.
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09 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That simple?
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09 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It might be that simple - it depends.

If you had XP installed first - XP partition will show as "system" when you are booted into 7.

If that is the case, boot the 7 dvd to command prompt, type:

bootsect /nt52 all

then press enter.

Should then be OK to delete 7 partition.

First, better boot into Windows 7 and post a screenie of Disk Management , to be sure.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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09 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It might be that simple - it depends.

If you had XP installed first - XP partition will show as "system" when you are booted into 7.

If that is the case, boot the 7 dvd to command prompt, type:

bootsect /nt52 all

then press enter.

Should then be OK to delete 7 partition.

First, better boot into Windows 7 and post a screenie of Disk Management , to be sure.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
XP was installed first but Windows 7 displays the I:\ drive as "system" as that is the partition it in install in.
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09 Jun 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Definitely need a screenshot, then.

Should be easy to do once we see it.

Like this:

Uninstalling Windows 7 Dual Boot-disk-2-2009-11-06_151646.jpg


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09 Jun 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It might be that simple - it depends.

If you had XP installed first - XP partition will show as "system" when you are booted into 7.

If that is the case, boot the 7 dvd to command prompt, type:

bootsect /nt52 all

then press enter.

Should then be OK to delete 7 partition.

First, better boot into Windows 7 and post a screenie of Disk Management , to be sure.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
XP was installed first but Windows 7 displays the I:\ drive as "system" as that is the partition it in install in.
take screenshot on your disk management,, that's will be more easy to do next step on it.
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09 Jun 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Attach file using paper clip in Reply Box.
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10 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've taken windows 7 out now but I still get the dual boot options screen when I start my PC up. Is there an option to get rid of this?
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10 Jun 2010   #10

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

msconfig>Boot Tab> highlight the entry you don't want > Delete.
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