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Windows 7: Remove Vista from a dual-boot w/win 7

25 Jan 2012   #21
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maxmized Disk management drive map, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We will give you the steps to remove Vista and recover its drive space if you want.


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25 Jan 2012   #22
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg, Never used snipping tool. Have looked at Disk Management. Will try

BillP
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25 Jan 2012   #23
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Did you get copy of Disk Management File?

BillP
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25 Jan 2012   #24
gregrocker

 

Type Disk Management in Start Searchbox, open and maximize window.

Type Snipping Tool in Searchbox, choose Rectangular snip, draw box around drive map and listings, save file.

Attach file using Paper Clip in Reply box. Screen Shots Tell us what is on each partition.
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25 Jan 2012   #25
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

It said it uploaded.

BillP


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25 Jan 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Make an image of D: Just for safety.

2. If D: is your Vista, save all your personal data from there (to C: or E). Then right click on D: (in Disk management) and delete the partition. Since C: has it's own bootmgr, you can do that.

3. If anything goes wrong, you can always restore the D: image.
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25 Jan 2012   #27
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Part of my problem, I don't know which is on what drive, That's why the Disk Management info.

BillP
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26 Jan 2012   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The running system is always C:.
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26 Jan 2012   #29
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg,

Have copied disks to My Book. Would like to put Win 7 as OS on Disk 001CAD since it is top in comp and use standard letters. Make it as simple as you can, one step at a time.

Thanks BillP
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26 Jan 2012   #30
gregrocker

 

Are you saying you have decided to reinstall Win7 to Disk1 shown in screenshot?

If so when you've backed up your files and gathered your program installers, unplug the other HD then boot the Win7 installer, adapt these steps to get a perfect reinstall:
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