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Windows 7: Today [2]

30 Apr 2010   #1331
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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Hello Joan.



To start with you would need to (in disk management) right click the windows 7 partition and select " Mark as Active ..." then you would need to run a startup repair at least 3 times on Win 7 to create the boot files in the Windows 7 partition then you could remove Vista at your leisure.
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Thanks Ted this is something that I have to have all the information to hand before doing anything, I don't rush it, it took me quite a time before I first did the partition work and dual booting with WinME and XP. I did have PowerQuests Partition Magic at that time though to do all the work with the partitions.

I was always under the impression though that I'd have to have some sort of partition program as you can't move back and Vista is at the front of the drive as that was installed first. I just shrunk it's partition and then formatted the unallocated space and installed Windows 7.

The above steps are needed because your Vista is the "System Partition" and Windows will not let you delete/remove the system partition.


You are correct Joan, you would need a program to do the partition work for you, a lot of us this excellent free version to do that.

Partition Wizard is a Magic Server Partition Manager Software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.
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I was always under the impression though that I'd have to have some sort of partition program as you can't move back and Vista is at the front of the drive as that was installed first. I just shrunk it's partition and then formatted the unallocated space and installed Windows 7.
I still have my copy of Partition Magic too. The free Home Edition of Partition Wizard is very popular here: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

I find it easier to use than Partition Magic. You can have Windows 7 burn it to a CD or install it to the hard drive. When you are ready to remove Vista, Partition Wizard can remove the Vista partition and extend your Windows 7 partition to the left into the empty space.

Cheers!
Robert
Thank you Ted and Robert I'll look into that program, as I said I have to have everything in place and clear in my mind before I do anything just to make sure I do it right.
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30 Apr 2010   #1332
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Sorry to hear about your computer Tom hope it doesn't take too long to get it fixed.

Kari here's wishing you the very best for your retirement and you make sure to enjoy that party.
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30 Apr 2010   #1333
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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Today my main computer died...I woke up to a dead box...Looks like its a power supply problem. Fortunately, I have this ancient Gateway with XP, but I miss my Windows 7
Bummer! Good luck fixing it!
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30 Apr 2010   #1334
Kari

 

What a day! Now at home, changing before going out for a dinner with ex coworkers and friends. Hoping to be back home quite early, this whole week has been so chaotic and stressful I really need my R & R with S & S alone in my study, followed by a sleep-in Saturday with my dear Angie.

Sorry to hear about your computer, Tom.

Wish you all a nice and peaceful weekend. See you in a few hours.

Kari
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30 Apr 2010   #1335
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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What a day! Now at home, changing before going out for a dinner with ex coworkers and friends. Hoping to be back home quite early, this whole week has been so chaotic and stressful I really need my R & R with S & S alone in my study, followed by a sleep-in Saturday with my dear Angie.

Sorry to hear about your computer, Tom.

Wish you all a nice and peaceful weekend. See you in a few hours.

Kari
I hope you have a good time, and no hang-over tomorrow!
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30 Apr 2010   #1336
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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What a day! Now at home, changing before going out for a dinner with ex coworkers and friends. Hoping to be back home quite early, this whole week has been so chaotic and stressful I really need my R & R with S & S alone in my study, followed by a sleep-in Saturday with my dear Angie.

Sorry to hear about your computer, Tom.

Wish you all a nice and peaceful weekend. See you in a few hours.

Kari
I hope you have a good time, and no hang-over tomorrow!
+1 on that Kari, enjoy yourself tonight and happy retirement [i love it]
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30 Apr 2010   #1337
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Thank you Ted and Robert I'll look into that program, as I said I have to have everything in place and clear in my mind before I do anything just to make sure I do it right.


That's the only sensible way to do it; we'll be around.
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30 Apr 2010   #1338
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

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The last official working day before retirement has started!

Of course I'll have to come here quite often in the beginning, but the bills and other paperwork and planning and missing workers and delayed deliveries etc., all that bureaucratic stuff, that's now someone else's problem.

Going to party tonight!
Kari.. I'm just arriving today.. wanted to Congrat you ..on your ladt official work day before retirement.,, tomorrow you will be a free bird again.. all kidding aside this is a very new different phase you are heading into.. I wish you time enought to enjoy being free of a regular schedule.. along with enough schedule to keep you moving daily.. you must have some Windows 7 Forum time .. now it's time to really get out there and Enjoy thos things you couldn't or didn't have free time to do.
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30 Apr 2010   #1339
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

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That's a shame Tom. Do you plan on replacing the PSU?
Just as soon as I can afford it, yes....
Ohhh Tom.. I so hate when my pc is in a mess or not working.. glad you have the old XP to fall back on.. mine is quite aged also.. I hope you can get it going or add a new one when possible. Good luck
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30 Apr 2010   #1340
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks LPT.... I think I have it covered now with the help of a Reformed n00b-hugger...
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