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Problems Uninstalling windows 7 from from Dual Boot.

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    Problems Uninstalling windows 7 from from Dual Boot.


    This is my first thread so bear with me.

    OK so I dual booted Windows 8 with windows 7 by partitioning my Harddrive etc. a few weeks back. The truth is I really like Windows 8 and I want to remove Windows 7 completely, to gain disk space. but when I try to remove Windows 7 from the Boot Menu in the Msconfig I get an error (see Image) when I click save and it just reverts it. I also tried to format the partition that Windows 7 is on (C:\), but I cannot. Is there any way I can safely get rid of Windows 7. As you can also see in the Disk Management window there is also something about the C:\ partition being Primary and Page file, if that is important can you please tell me what to do? I have tried everything I can think of (in my knowledge) I have Searched the Internet and found nothing.

    Please Someone Help ME


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    1) A: & B: are for floppy drives.

    2) Your Windows 8 is install to a Logical drive.

    3) You can not delete Windows 7 from the Windows 7 desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) A: & B: are for floppy drives.
    So should I Change the drive path and stuff, but I dont see the point as I have no Floppy Drive Slots.

    2) Your Windows 8 is install to a Logical drive.
    I know, any way to change that so I can continue with the uninstall.

    3) You can not delete Windows 7 from the Windows 7 desktop.
    I am Using Windows 8 in the Picture, and besides I don't use Windows 7 anymore + I know that.

    Thanks for the reply though.
    But I am still stuck.

    Anyone else got any ideas????
    Last edited by aligamer70; 01 Jan 2013 at 23:10.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise (Multiboot with Windows 7)


    2) Your Windows 8 is install to a Logical drive.
    OK, I managed to convert the logical drive into a primary partition using AOMEI Partition Assistant Home edition, now what should I do afterwards???
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    1) The booted OS needs to be C:.
    2) Boot into Windows 7 & change the Windows 8 partition to E:.

    3) Than boot in to Windows 8 & delete Windows 7.
    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) The booted OS needs to be C:.
    2) Boot into Windows 7 & change the Windows 8 partition to E:.

    3) Than boot in to Windows 8 & delete Windows 7.
    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7
    Thanks for your help, but I just finished Installing Windows 8 onto the C:\ Partition and now I am transferring all my data from the A:\ Partition to the C:\ partition and then going to delete the D:\ . Thanks for the reply though.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise (Multiboot with Windows 7)


    Not that it's any use to me now, but when I changed the A:\ partition to the Primary drive using AOMEI Partition Assistant Home edition, I couldn't access the Internet, it was always limited even with Wired. Any Ideas why, so I don't make other mistakes, since I have to do it on my other laptop aswell (but I will use theog Tutorial.)

    Thanks
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    We have had OP's using Aomei for cloning Windows 8 HD Drive to SSD's all failed, may be just no support for Windows 8.

    The only 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12.

    Paragon 12 has support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

    PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
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