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Windows 7: Vista Home Premium Updated to Windows 7 Professional

21 Jul 2010   #1
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Vista Home Premium Updated to Windows 7 Professional

I was running Windows Vista Home Premium. I purchased an upgrade for Windows 7 Professional that I downloaded from a website. Now when I turn my computer on I get a black screen where you choose to open with Windows 7 or Vista. I also keep getting a screen pop up that says D:\ volume only has 66mb of free disk space available. It says I have to restore 300mb or system restore may not be able to undo or track harmful changes.

Basically I have no idea what I did, but I need to remove Vista from my computer and have no idea how to. Can anyone help?


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21 Jul 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

See this tutorial: Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Could you please post a screenshot of your full Disk Management window?

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21 Jul 2010   #3
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have a 32 bit system. I did the disk clean up. Here is the screen shot. I think I did it of the correct thing.


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21 Jul 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's okay, not Disk Management but it works.

See this article: Disable Low Disk Space Notification Alert In Windows 7 / Vista

I'm not sure about this, but there might be an option on the alert when it pops up "disable notifications for this drive".
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21 Jul 2010   #5
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Is that going to remove Windows vista from my computer though?
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21 Jul 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Vista is probably already removed, just the entry is still there.

See this tutorial: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html
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21 Jul 2010   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

kinolie, Welcome to SevenForums
The path to disk management is Start/ right click computer/manage/disk management. As you can see from my snip. I have a dual boot with vista and seven on this computer. 7 is c and vista is d and recovery is e the recovery is for vista which was installed first. then I clean installed 7 to a new partition. I am thinking that you still have the recovery files left by vista. See for yourself what disk manager has to say and take a snip of it for us to look at so we can advise you better. Good luck to you with your install..
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21 Jul 2010   #8
kinolie

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Oh, ok Thank you!!!! Here it is.


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21 Jul 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, just remove the boot entry.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html

As for the low space, use this tool to find your biggest files and then delete what you don't need:

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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21 Jul 2010   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You have very little free space on your C drive. If it was me, I'd download the Microsoft tool and make the .iso file, which you can burn as a disc image, and then do a clean install. Considering you only have the downloaded version of Windows 7, this should be a necessary step regardless.
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