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

28 Jan 2012   #51
gregrocker

 

Bill we provide help as a team here so you needn't wait for one of us to answer when another has the answer for you. Sometimes SIW2 isn't around for awhile.

If you are missing your email contacts in Win7, then you'll need to export them from Vista to a file and then import them from that file into Win7. Your email provider should have this information in their Help or you can Google it. If not tell us who provides your email and we will help you do this.

Once you're sure you've gotten everything you need from Vista then follow SIW2's steps in Post #38 to format Vista in Disk Management and remove the Vista listing from msconfig>Boot. There is no hurry to do this if you're at all uncertain you've gotten everything out of Vista you need.


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28 Jan 2012   #52
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg,

Did not find Email contacts in Vista boot. Can this be done from Win 7? I serched for .wab files the other day with My Book open and it listed 150 something files.

BillP
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28 Jan 2012   #53
gregrocker

 

What is your email program?

.wab looks like Outlook Express. But Outlook Express was replaced by Windows Mail in Vista and Win7.

Here is how to move Windows Mail from Vista to 7: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4-ed9ba3483797

And here's how to move Outlook Express to Windows Mail: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...utlook-Express
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28 Jan 2012   #54
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Have installed Windows Mail form Windows Ess 2011. Searched Outlook on comp, came up mt. Looking at 575 to see if I can find contacts.
Should I be using Post Reply or Post Quick Reply?
BillP
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28 Jan 2012   #55
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg,

My contacts in Mail will rebuild its self in time. Lets go ahead with getting rid of Vista and the Dual Boot. Have looked at steps suggested by 38. Do I do them in the Vista Boot Side?

BillP
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28 Jan 2012   #56
gregrocker

 

No you cannot Format or Delete Vista from the Vista OS. Only the Roadrunner can erase himself.

Boot into Win7 and open Disk mgmt, rightclick on Vista partition to either Format Vista if you want the same partitioning on it's disk, or Delete it if you want to create new partitioning.

Then in msconfig>Boot tab, highlight and delete the Vista listing.

Go through your normal routine in Win7 with a few restarts and report back how it's running.
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28 Jan 2012   #57
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL - Greg beat me to it.
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28 Jan 2012   #58
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

OK you two, quit laughing and tell me which is the Vista partition.

BillP
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28 Jan 2012   #59
gregrocker

 

Looks to be C drive however to be certain boot into VIsta and look at Disk Management to see which partition says Boot - that will confirm which is the Vista partition.
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28 Jan 2012   #60
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg,

In the Vista side it indicates that New Volume C is Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active,Crash Dump, Primary Patition

Is says it's on Disk 1

BillP
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