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 PostPost subject: removing 7 from a Vista/7 dualboot        Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:45 am 
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As the title says - but how? My laptop is running out of space and space is 1000x more important than a beta OS.


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 PostPost subject: Re: removing 7 from a Vista/7 dualboot        Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:19 am 
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(I haven't tested this, so don't do it if you don't think its right. ie: Do at your own risk)


Do what is said here (except remove the Windows 7 entry)
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1160/removing-a-dual-boot-in-windows/

Then install a copy or partition magic (or whatever its called now) and make your Vista partition the size of the disk.


Like I said at the top, I haven't tested this, and the last thing I want now is someone flaming over a forum because my instructions didn't work.
EDIT: So if I were you, I'd backup everything just in case.


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 PostPost subject: Re: removing 7 from a Vista/7 dualboot        Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:20 am 
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Its not so hard, just format the partition and remove the Windows 7 entry from the bootloader via the command bcdedit.
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
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C:\Users\Administrator>bcedit
'bcedit' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Administrator>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=D:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Server 2008
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {b505f4d3-e310-11dd-a95b-9bfa24fadf08}
nx                      OptOut

C:\Users\Administrator>bcdedit /delete {the identifier of the entry you want to delete}

ADD: Now that I think about it, remove the bootloader entry Before you format the partition...


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 PostPost subject: Re: removing 7 from a Vista/7 dualboot        Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:44 am 
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simplest method is start msconfig.exe & go to Boot tab
delete the entry of windows 7 & simply format the windows 7 partition after doing this by using format command or right click on drive & use format option :wink:

this method work 100% without any risk

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 PostPost subject: Re: removing 7 from a Vista/7 dualboot        Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:58 am 
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jaidev's worked and it took 30 seconds. Thanks


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