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Windows 7: How do I revert back to sigle boot from dual boot

09 May 2010   #1

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How do I revert back to sigle boot from dual boot

New computer with windows 7 preloaded:
Setting up my new computer was a breeze, but when I tried to log onto windows, my password would not work. Having had this problem on an XP computer, and since I had nothing to lose, I rebooted from the disc included with my package. I don't know what wrong choice I made, but now I have a dual boot with two windows 7 os, one without a password that I can access and one with the preloaded windows 7 os that is password protected that I can't access. Is there a way to take off the original os?


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09 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

You'd have to reinstall the whole system there if both OS's are on the same drive.

If they are seperate drive's you can format the one thats not needed and run the windows 7 cd again but then choose repair install to create a new MBR.
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09 May 2010   #3
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Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map and listings, using Snipping TOol in Start Menu.

We can advise you on your options better then.

May I ask what manufacturer is providing a clean-copy DVD of Win7 with new computer purchase. I didn't know any of them did that anymore. Or was it a Recovery Disk that includes the factory bloatware?
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