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Windows 7: Getting rid of Vista

06 May 2009   #1
barney

Wndows 7
 
 
Getting rid of Vista

Hello All

I have Vista (on a seperate hard drive) and Windows 7 (also on a seperate hard drive).
I have used msconfig to boot only into 7 and do not need the Vista operating system anymore (I have the disk so if I ever needed it again I can reinstall clean) Vista was the first operating system I installed and 7 the second.
In disk management 7 is the boot, pagefile, crash dump primary partition
Vista is system, active, primary.
It will not allow me to delete the volume which is my objective
How do I get rid of Vista Please?

Best

barney


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06 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

By making your Win7 drive the primary, you can then make the other physical drive logical so, for example, it can be a simple storage drive. Just format it then.
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06 May 2009   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You could use a third party partitioning program to delete the Vista partition and merge them and make one. Is that what you are asking? If I understand you this will work.

Paragon is good
Easus is also good (and free)

Easus Partition Manager Express - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
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06 May 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Your Vista drive contains the boot files for your pc. Move them to your 7 drive. There are tutuorials for this and if you can't find them, post back.

Then set bios to boot from the 7 drive instead. Then you could format the Vista drive. Also, you should remove Vista from the boot procedure. I think you can do that in msconfig (from the search box) as I've seen others say. I personally use EasyBCD for this type of thing.
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06 May 2009   #5
barney

Wndows 7
 
 

Wow this is quick! I want to wipe out the vista partition which will then give me a clean hard drive to partition for backup and storage I cannot use disk management to change to a logical drive it does not have thet option available.
If I use third party software and reformat the vista drive will it affect the boot of 7.
7 is on disk 0 and vista disk 1?

best

barney
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06 May 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barney View Post
If I use third party software and reformat the vista drive will it affect the boot of 7.


barney
Yes. You would not be able to boot if you don't follow my advice above.

Get your system setup stable booting off the 7 drive, then worry about formatting the Vista one.
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06 May 2009   #7
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Torrentg is right, don't format if you have ONE physical drive, I misunderstood you to mean that you had TWO physical drives, not one drive with two partitions.
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06 May 2009   #8
barney

Wndows 7
 
 

Hello torrentg I have already used msconfig and deleted the vista boot option. my system boots straight into 7.
I cannot find the tutorial you mention could you point me in that direction please?
best

barney
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06 May 2009   #9
barney

Wndows 7
 
 

The operating systems are on 2 Drives vista on disk 1 and 7 on disk 0
vista has no boot option

best

barney
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06 May 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

+1....I misunderstood you as well. Good luck.
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