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Windows 7: update to windows 8.1

02 Jan 2017   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here's another tutorial, i do a diskpart clean whenever i get a new drive or re-use an old drive.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

I've never installed Linux as "bare-metal". i only use it as a VM running in W7.
If diskpart clean doesn't remove everything, you can ask for help in the tutorial.
Shawn (Brink) tut author knows a lot more than me and may have an answer.
If not, there are many experts here that might know the best way to clean a drive from Linux.

One tool you should get is the MiniTool bootable Wizard.
It's a great tool to have, and it's free.
Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition


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02 Jan 2017   #12
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
linux

Thank you DavidE, I think my playing with Linux is well over. I will stay with windows 7. When it ends
and I decide what to do later, I will come here for help. I will not give myself horrid events with systems
I know nothing about.
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03 Jan 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also use this program that David suggested.

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition


After trying Linux it was necessary to clean all the junk out.

Jack
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03 Jan 2017   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep Linux grub is a fun one to clean since windows doesn't even see linux on a disk
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03 Jan 2017   #15
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
linux

Thank you everyone for the post for the mini tool. Hello Thrashzone, Linux Grub was the hardest thing
to get rid of, I do not even remember how I got it out. I was thinking at the time, what is this thing, a grub
to me is a caterpillar, but got a good laugh out of it all, and you learn from your mistakes, do not go there
again.
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03 Jan 2017   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I might install the newst version of Deepin, it looks beautiful.

Deepin
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03 Jan 2017   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

@ethel

You're welcome.

If you're not aware of it, Win 7 has about 3 years till end of life and Win 8.1 has about 6 years till end of life

Here is the MS lifecycle info:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
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03 Jan 2017   #18
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I might install the newst version of Deepin, it looks beautiful.

Deepin
I can't read anything on that link/site
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03 Jan 2017   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I might install the newst version of Deepin, it looks beautiful.

Deepin
Hi,
Another reminder that we need translators
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03 Jan 2017   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Thank you everyone for the post for the mini tool. Hello Thrashzone, Linux Grub was the hardest thing
to get rid of, I do not even remember how I got it out. I was thinking at the time, what is this thing, a grub
to me is a caterpillar, but got a good laugh out of it all, and you learn from your mistakes, do not go there
again.
Hi,
Yep a little beer in a cup was all it took to catch grub's or was it slug's dang I'm now

Mini tool can see and format a disk with linux grub
Only question will it be successful
On a doa ssd mini tool could not so it got returned to crucial for a replacement.
Zorin is supposed to be good but I have not yet tried it this is to a English site
Zorin OS - Your Computer. Better.
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