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Windows 7: WIN7 / Vista Home Premium dual boot - TRASHING ONE

21 Oct 2009   #11
advx

windows 7
 
 

Hi

I have C Drive 250gb - Vista HP SP2 and, PARTIONED, also a W Drive 250gb - Windows 7 RC7100

Boot Manager list Windows 7 first, which is what I wanted and set via msconfig.

I think I am going to trash my Vista and install a clean Windows 7 on C drive.

I am thinking to do this:

1. From within Windows 7, go to msconfig and reset boot sequence to C Drive
2. Reboot. From within Vista, go to Disk Management and delete the W partition (and therefore Windows 7) and then to resize my C drive to full amount of C/W size (500GB)
3. From within Vista, load in Windows 7 DVD, go to My computer and set off setup.exe & do a clean install...or do I have to change boot sequence thru bios first and reboot to the DVD drive to do this?

I have all discs/drivers for my other applications and they are all working fine on my present Windows 7 drive

Or would I simply do an in-place upgrade?

I know I have to either purchase a new copy or an upgrade copy of Windows 7.

Is my thought process above corret?

Rgds
Rod



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boot from the cd... do a clean install...


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21 Oct 2009   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by advx View Post
Hi

I have C Drive 250gb - Vista HP SP2 and, PARTIONED, also a W Drive 250gb - Windows 7 RC7100

Boot Manager list Windows 7 first, which is what I wanted and set via msconfig.

I think I am going to trash my Vista and install a clean Windows 7 on C drive.

I am thinking to do this:

1. From within Windows 7, go to msconfig and reset boot sequence to C Drive
2. Reboot. From within Vista, go to Disk Management and delete the W partition (and therefore Windows 7) and then to resize my C drive to full amount of C/W size (500GB)
3. From within Vista, load in Windows 7 DVD, go to My computer and set off setup.exe & do a clean install...or do I have to change boot sequence thru bios first and reboot to the DVD drive to do this?

I have all discs/drivers for my other applications and they are all working fine on my present Windows 7 drive

Or would I simply do an in-place upgrade?

I know I have to either purchase a new copy or an upgrade copy of Windows 7.

Is my thought process above corret?

Rgds
Rod



----

boot from the cd... do a clean install...
If you have a Full install disk, then use that to install over all your partitions.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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