Remove vista and retain W7 on dual boot

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
September 13, 2010 at 20:48:33
Specs: Windows XP, P4 - 2.4Ghz
I have 80GH HDD install with Vista, then I shrink it partition to install W7. Everything work fine with dual boot. But now i wish to run W7 only, can I remove the Vista and expand my HD for W7 and how to do it. thks

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#1
September 27, 2010 at 14:57:54
Is Windows Vista on a separate partition than Windows 7?

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#2
September 27, 2010 at 15:06:37
You have 3 options imo

Option1:
reinstall Win7 from scratch and during install wipe the disk and create only one partition.

Option2: Clone win7, wipe the disk and restore the image expanding it to the entire disk. Then you will need to do a Win 7 repair install to get the boot record and registry pointers corrected.

Option3:

Remove all files on c: EXCEPT those on the root [boot files] and use this space accordingly. This has the least risk of data loss or time consumption.


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#3
September 28, 2010 at 00:28:58
delete the partition with vista. while in win 7, go to msconfig and delete the startup option, drop in the repair cd for win 7, reboot, and run a repair.
you will have a win7 only operating system, then go into disk management and use the free space from the vista drive for storage or extend the win 7 partition.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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