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Windows 7: Dual boot setup help

31 Jan 2019   #1
gap30

windows 7
 
 
Dual boot setup help

I bought a used laptop about 3 years ago that had dual boot with Windows 7 (F: drive) and Windows 8.1 (C: drive). I decided to use Windows 7 as my main OS and proceeded to install all programs there, which has worked fine.

I would now like to remove Windows 8.1 completely as I don't use it. Can I just right click on the C: volume in Disk Manager and remove it? Will I have any issues by not having a C: drive?

I attached a screenshot of how my the volumes look at the moment in DM

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31 Jan 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum when your in 7 is the drive c or f. We need a screen shot showing all th details of the drives at the top. It depends if the boot files for 7 are on f or the second parition
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31 Jan 2019   #3
gap30

windows 7
 
 

Hi thanks for the welcome

The drive is F when in Windows 7

Sure here you go

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31 Jan 2019   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Not being able to see files etc and the fact 7 is drive f I would think c is the boot drive for 7 and 8 so it couldnt simply be removed the problem being all the links will be for drive f so you need a c drive to boot from you could uninstall a lot of things from 8 shrink the parition move 7 left and grow it to give you more space
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31 Jan 2019   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gap30 View Post
Can I just right click on the C: volume in Disk Manager and remove it?
Yes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gap30 View Post
Will I have any issues by not having a C: drive?
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No.
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03 Feb 2019   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Seems that the laptop came with Win 8 and then someone installed win 7
C: is assigned to the OS partition you're booting from. If you boot from Win 8, Win 8 partition will be C:. If you boot from Win 7, Win 7 partition will be C:

To erase or delete Win 8 partition you must boot from Win 7.
To erase the Win 8 boot option you have to run msconfig under win 7 and on Boot tab delete the Win 8 option.
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03 Feb 2019   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

But he saying when he boots 7 its drive f not c which means its not booting from the 7 partition so it likley boot files for 7 are on 8 parition
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03 Feb 2019   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
it likley boot files for 7 are on 8 parition
They are on the EFI partition.

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But he saying when he boots 7 its drive f
That is ok.
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