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Windows 7: Removing Windows 7 from the Primary partition of a Dual Boot system.

19 Aug 2016   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
Removing Windows 7 from the Primary partition of a Dual Boot system

Thanks Everyone: Megahertz07, DavidE, Thrash Zone, AddRAM, & Torchwood.

For lots of helpful, if sometimes conflicting :), advice which I'm trying to 'absorb'.

The reason for my desire to remove the Windows 7 Home partition was to increase space for the legitimate Windows 7 Pro OS on the C: partition. As someone who is old enough to remember my college's first multiuser 'mainframe' which had 2Mb of RAM and 40Mb of disk storage (yes, M for Mega!) and occupied a room bigger than an average double bedroom, it never ceases to amaze me how profligate Windows is with memory, and the excessive amount it needs to run in a half way decent manner.

Anyway, I've purchased a new external hard drive (rather than spending time clearing out old back-ups from my existing one), and am in the process of ensuring I've got a restorable backup of the Windows 7 Pro partition. I won't be posting again on this thread until I've achieved my aim.

PS I've also read the tutorials on this site concerned with this issue, and whilst finding them helpful too, they don't seem to address exactly the same 'problem' that I have, so I will report back on what I do next, and what was successful, in due course.


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19 Aug 2016   #12

Windows 7 HP 64

You should have bought a SSD and put your actual HDD into a external USB case. SSD is about 6 times faster than HDD. It boot in seconds rather in minutes. You have no idea on how your laptop will get a speed increase. I've just bought a SSD for my old laptop at Bestbuy PNY CS1311 120GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive Black SSD7CS1311-120-RB - Best Buy
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