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Windows 7: Deleting One Os From dual boot windows seven 64 system HELP!!!

11 Feb 2009   #1

Windows Seven 64bit beta/ Vista 32 bit Home Premium Dual boot
Deleting One Os From dual boot windows seven 64 system HELP!!!

hey yaull

Im currently running a dual boot system with both windows seven 64
and vista 32. both are installed on the same drive but under seperate partitions, i want to uninstall and format my vista partition while still keeping my windows seven install active. i tried just formatting the vista partition and keeping the seven but. when i tried this i got an error saying "windows cannot complete format" any one know how i can do this?? it would be much appreciated


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11 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64

I highly advise you to keep your Windows Vista partition. The Windows 7 beta expires, and when it does, you will be out of an operating system.

I would just resize your Vista partition and make your W7 partition larger, or just leave it alone.

Also, if anything goes wrong: you can always use your Vista partition to, sometimes, fix your W7 issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta 64bit

It's probably using the boot manager from your initial Vista partition, making it the active partition (that's what it did to my XP Pro partition when I installed Win7). I tend to agree with Jason, as the Beta expires 7/1, you will need something to fallback to on 7/2, unless by some miracle the official release is available by then or the beta expiration is extended.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)

Agree with the above posters: keep your Vista partition while Win7 is still beta.

Should you wish to remove it at a later date, the procedure should be the same as shown here:

John Barnett's Windows Vista Support: Remove Windows Vista from A Dual Boot System

( a freeware version of vista boot pro can be downloaded here: )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #5

Windows Seven 64bit beta/ Vista 32 bit Home Premium Dual boot

thanks guys i suppose ill keep my vista partitoin anyway and thanks for the info on how to do it anyway
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 Deleting One Os From dual boot windows seven 64 system HELP!!!

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