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Windows 7: Remove Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7

27 Nov 2010   #11
Vokerain

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows Vista
 
 

Okay after I got done reading through all the links a couple of times I still can not get this done.


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27 Nov 2010   #12
Vokerain

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows Vista
 
 

I downloaded the .torrent file made it into an iso with some final torrent thing I downloaded a few minutes ago. than I use Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and on Step one it says invalid iso file.
On the other options when it pulls up the thing and I dont have to download it it only shows my Disc drive not my usb drive.
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27 Nov 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

It would be best to burn the Repair disk to CD if possible. If not, easiest method I know is to use UltraISO trial version: open ISO on File tab, Write Disk Image on Bootable Tab, format, Write. Boot stick on one-time BIOS boot menu key.

If that doesn't work correctly, use this method: How to: install Windows (any version from XP to Win7) from a USB/flash drive | Featured | dotTech
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28 Nov 2010   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are you still booting into Windows 7
Then from the Backup & Restore Page on the the left there is the option
"Create a System Repair Disk"

This exists also with many OEM Window 7s (always has with mine).

I assume none of the above applied & that's why you are downloading an iso version?

Otherwise just make one!
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28 Nov 2010   #15
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just download a repair disk from Neosmart (Option Two below).

System Repair Disc - Create
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28 Nov 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've been communicating with Vokerain by PM and he was able to burn a repair disk and get the PC booting.
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28 Nov 2010   #17
Vokerain

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks everyone for the help I got it to work this is how it looks now.
Remove Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7-final-drive.png

Will I need to keep any folders like DELL, Intel, EFI, Drivers, or Perf logs? I do not know if its part of the computer drivers and components or not.

Remove Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7-c-folder.png


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28 Nov 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Vokerain,

Since you said that you only wanted Windows 7 and would like to remove Vista, then you could boot into Windows 7 and delete/format what you like on the Windows Vista Home partition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Nov 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, I'm glad to see you got it runnnig and thanks for posting back.



To me, the best way to go forward is to do a partition specific wipe (secure erase) to the old Vista partition; if you have all the data you need from the partition, there is nothing there that can't be removed/over-written.

This will over-write all the data on the partition and leave the partition intact to be reformatted to be used as needed for future data storage if need be.



Download and install the free Partition Wizard software from the link below.

Partition Wizard Home Edition


Then have a look at Option Three of this tutorial for an out-line of the wipe process.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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28 Nov 2010   #20
Vokerain

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows Vista
 
 

Must I make the bootable CD for PW? or may I just run the partition wizard while on windows 7? I ask this because I do not have access to a computer that can burn discs right now.
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