Removing Windows 7 Dual Boot

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January 13, 2009 at 11:49:46
Specs: Windows Vista, Core 2 Duo
I want to run Windows 7 as a dual boot before I overwrite vista for good. How do I go about removing a dual boot installation and merging the former W7 partition with the existing vista one?

-adnan


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#1
January 13, 2009 at 15:40:22
Before doing anything so drastic as removing Vista, remember Windows 7 is only a beta OP system and expires on the 1st of Aug. at which time you will have no operating system.
Even if Windows 7 was to be realeased by that time, which is doubtfull you can not upgrade from the beta version.
I have it installed on a seperate drive so I can't tell you what happens on a partition on the same drive.
However on my dual boot when I boot into Windows 7, the Vista drive is not visable, so if the same happens in your situation then you wouldn't be able to delete Vista. Further chances are the bootloader for Win 7 would be on the same partition as Vista, making it difficult if not impossible to remove, without trashing Win 7.
Best bet get a second hard drive for Win 7, they are very cheap now and extra storage is always usefull.

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#2
January 13, 2009 at 16:33:18
The issue with vista not showing up is due to both the vista partition and W7 paritions sharing the same drive letter. Simple fix is here (scroll to the bottom): http://windowsaddict.blogspot.com/2...


I'm not trying to delete vista, I'm trying to get rid of the dual boot W7 if I do not like it, and preserve my vista in tact. Is this simple enough to do?

-adnan


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#3
January 13, 2009 at 22:26:56
It should be easy enough as it's only beta and will have to be deleted anyway.
You may have to boot in with Vista DVD and delete/format Win 7 partition.

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