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Removing Vista from dual boot with Win8

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    Removing Vista from dual boot with Win8


    I have a Win8 / Vista dual boot - Win8 on SSD on C: and Vista on HDD on D: (data only on E: )
    I have not used Vista since installing Win8 and now want to remove to free up some space and remove dual boot

    Is there an option to keep my files on the drive but simply remove the Vista OS folder and remove the dual boot option? Or do I need to follow process here and "delete volume" and then copy all the files across again from backup?

    If I do need to "delete volume"
    my first issue is that this option is greyed out and cannot be selected for D: drive? How can I sort this?
    also what do I do with 11GB recovery partition and 3.54GB OEM partition?

    pic attached (hopefully)
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    many thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Aug 2013 at 09:37. Reason: Moved to new thread

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Physically disconnect the old Acer Vista HD Drive.
    Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.
    Than do a Auto Repair first,

    How to do a Auto Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

    When Windows is booting OK, replace the old Acer Vista HD Drive back in as Disk 1, & make sure you mark the D: partition on the HD Drive INACTIVE:
    Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Help Forums
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