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

26 Jan 2012   #31
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg.

Have just now installed the minitool Partition Wizard. Should I try next step in instructions given?

BillP


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26 Jan 2012   #32
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Be careful.

Assuming you took your disk mgmt screenshot from Windows 7 - then windows 7 has assigned itself drive letter E.

In what order did you install Vista and 7?
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26 Jan 2012   #33
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks, I assume Greg will see this when he gets back. I'm novice and trying to follow directions.

BillP
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26 Jan 2012   #34
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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Bill,

In what order did you install the two operating systems - and how did you run the installers?
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26 Jan 2012   #35
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Win 7 was on first, then Vista but Win 7 crashed and I had to reinstall it. Looking at this should tell me the status.

BillP
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26 Jan 2012   #36
gregrocker

 

If you took the screenshot from Win7 then it is on partition E as signified by the Boot label on the partition that it is the booted OS. Win7 is not labeled C because the installer was apparently incorrectly run from another OS and not booted.

I don't know what is on C which is Disk1 in screenshot. Post back another screenshot of the contents of C. Is that where you want to reinstall Win7? You didnt answer this question yet.
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26 Jan 2012   #37
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg,

The screenshot was taken from Win 7. Does it really does not matter which disk is which, they are supposed to be the same. Would like the letters of drives to be standard. Finally got the Partition Wizard. Ready as far as I know.

BillP
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26 Jan 2012   #38
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Bill,

If you don't mind keeping win7 os letter as E ( and there is no reason not to - I am currently posting from X drive )

You can rt click Vista drive ( C) in disk mgmt - select quick format.

Then type msconfig in start search box - click it when it pops up - select the BOOT tab , highlight Vista entry and remove.

If you desperately want win 7 os letter to be C ( Lord knows why), you will have to reinstall it - by booting the dvd is easiest for you.
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26 Jan 2012   #39
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks,

BillP
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27 Jan 2012   #40
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Have not hear in some time. Have you given up.???? My comp is working with the exception of Win Ess Mail But I would still like to get rid of Vista and the Dual Boot.

BillP
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