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Convert dual boot to windows 8 only

  1. #1


    Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 2
    win 7 and win 8

    Convert dual boot to windows 8 only


    I have a 1 TB hard drive partition as C: 687GB (Win 7) and G: 244GB (Win 8) the reason for the strange lettering is that a I have several other drives running as well and wanted to keep the drive letter unique.

    I would like to convert the complete disk to Win 8.

    What would you recommend as the simplest way to do this.
    Would it be simplest to upgrade the 7 partition to 8 and then convert the old 8 partition to be nonbootable drive?

    Thanks
    Bruce

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


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    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8

    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7

    Would it be simplest to upgrade the 7 partition to 8 and then convert the old 8 partition to be nonbootable drive?
    To do the above the OS will need to be on a Primary partition, not a Logical partition.
    Last edited by theog; 06 May 2013 at 07:27.
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  3. #3


    Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 2
    win 7 and win 8


    Thanks for the help!
    Bruce
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Convert dual boot to windows 8 only
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