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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.

    Situation:

    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.

    Problem:

    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.

    Question:

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


    Desperately seeking for help,

    Zy

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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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    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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    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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    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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