Windows 7 AND 8 on the same hard drive. How to remove?

July 25, 2013 at 00:57:03
Specs: Windows 7 Home, 4gb
A customer of mine had the bright idea of letting her boyfriend put an ILLEGAL copy of Windows 8 on the same hard drive with her factory Windows 7. Can I delete or uninstall the Windows 8 safely?

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#1
July 25, 2013 at 01:05:53
Hi Lewellen,

Is it set up for Dual Boot?

If yes, refer to the link mentioned below:

http://www.howtogeek.com/75878/how-...

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#2
July 25, 2013 at 01:29:12
The laptop boots up to a black screen with a choice of Windows 7 or Windows 8. Is this what you mean?

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#3
July 25, 2013 at 02:10:27
Hi Lewellen,

That is dual boot. Please perform the steps mentioned on the link in the previous reply.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#4
July 25, 2013 at 05:07:04
"A customer of mine"

I hope you're not in the computer repair business because this is stuff you should know, or at least be able to google up the answer without having to post in a forum.


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#5
July 25, 2013 at 15:48:16
All due respect to you Mr riider, everyone has to start somewhere. OH, and Google is how I got here..After all, this is a computer repair forum.

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#6
July 25, 2013 at 16:00:24
To make this clear, I'm just a "shade tree mechanic" type of repairman. I started off working on my own stuff, then helping out friends, and it grew from there. I certainly don't know everything so therefore I ask the help of other people smarter than myself...Which is the reason I am here. Even if I'm sure I know the answer to something, I always double check. I LOVE this site. It has helped me out numerous times.

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#7
July 30, 2013 at 05:17:34
Hi Lewellen,

Please let us know if the issue is fixed.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#8
July 30, 2013 at 07:52:52
As with most things, there are a few ways to go about dual booting, some better than others. The first step should be to determine how it's set up.

If you haven't fixed this already, I suggest you open a command prompt as administrator, run the following, and post back with the details:

bcdedit /enum

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#9
July 31, 2013 at 10:35:10
In essence you delete the windows 8 partition and modify the boot.ini file.

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#10
July 31, 2013 at 11:29:51
This assumes the drive was partitioned. Given the situation I severely doubt it. In which case reinstall of windows 7 or restore to factory specs is in order. You will not be able to remove 8 if its comingled with 7 in the same partition.

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