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

27 Jan 2012   #41
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I assume Bill means you , Greg .

Have you given up?


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27 Jan 2012   #42
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

To whoever gets this.

Greg started with me, I was trying to work with him as best I could. We got disconnected and I can't get back.

I would still like to get rid of Vista Ultimate and do away with the Dual Boot!!!!!!!!!!

The problem is my not knowing. I have problems with this messaging system.

BillP
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27 Jan 2012   #43
gregrocker

 

I have been busy setting up some computers here all day.

Bill, I replied yesterday to your PM encouraging you to follow SIW2's advice in Post 38.

As I said, he is our teacher here and his advice is rock solid and to be trusted.
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27 Jan 2012   #44
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

SIW2,

Looked back over this thread and found a post from Greg 19 hours ago indicating that I should go with you since you were his teacher. I would like to do this if it's agreeable with you.

BillP
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27 Jan 2012   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I made a little tutorial for cases like this. Maybe it can help Bill. Dual Boot - Delete a OS
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27 Jan 2012   #46
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

whs,

Thanks, made a copy of this tutorial. Am waiting to hear from SIW2 as advised by Greg.

BillP
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27 Jan 2012   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Read the tut. It should give you all the info you need. If not, I did a bad job. LOL. You are my guinea pig because I only made it this afternoon.
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27 Jan 2012   #48
gregrocker

 

Bill - Do you have questions about what SIW2 wrote here?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

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.
If keeping Win7 on E isn't what you want or you have other questions, ask back and we'll help you.
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27 Jan 2012   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you want Windows 7 to have drive letter C - like most folk, then you need to reinstall by "booting" the dvd.

The installer will allow you to format all partitions and install win 7 onto disk 0 (or anywhere you like )

You do that by selecting Drive Options (advanced) - see this tutorial:

Clean Install Windows 7

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After 20 mins or so, you will have a fresh install of win 7 - calling itself C - and no other o/s in sight.


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28 Jan 2012   #50
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

SIW2,

My computer is operating well right now. The only thing I'm missing are my contacts in Email. So I do not want to do anything that will change this. You were right on your first post, that it doesn't make any difference what you call them just so they do the work.
Should I go back to your first post and get rid of Vista first? That way I still have mail to keep in contact.

BillP
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