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How to reformat 1 OS in a dual booted laptop (Lenovo Z500)

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro (x86) & Windos 8.1 Pro (x64)

    How to reformat 1 OS in a dual booted laptop (Lenovo Z500)

    Hello Sirs and Madames,

    Kindly help out a lost person if you have time.


    I have a Lenovo Z500 laptop which I installed with Windows 7 Professional (x86) and a Windows 8.1 Professional (x64).
    I installed all my work programs in Windows 7 and my gaming environment is at Windows 8.


    Some of my work programs are starting to have bugs. some Visual Basic stuff with my autocad have not functioned well like before when I first set this up. I want to reformat only the Windows 7 OS without affecting the Windows 8. I already did this once before but I stupidly reformatted my Windows 8 OS in the process.


    Is there a possibility that I can format only the windows 7 without affecting the Windows 8 OS?

    Desperately seeking for help,


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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    First off Label the windows 7 drive (volume)
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    Second while booted into windows 8 right click and format windows 7 volume
    boot into windows 7 setup media and install to the windows 7 volume (partition)
    Dual boot win7 and win8.1 - done
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro (x86) & Windos 8.1 Pro (x64)

    Hello KYHI,

    You mean by labelling the windows 7 drive is by simply right-clicking and naming it WIN7?
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  4. #4

    Yes, that will set a Volume label.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro (x86) & Windos 8.1 Pro (x64)

    Okay, I will backup everything first then will feed back on what happened. Hope this works =D
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  6. #6

    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro (x86) & Windos 8.1 Pro (x64)

    Hello folks!

    Worked great!!! Thanks a lot! This thread is marked as solved now =D Thanks KYHI and hydranix =D

    Really appreciate your help =D
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