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remove win7 from duel boot sys w/o sys recovery partition?

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    Windows 7 home x64

    remove win7 from duel boot sys w/o sys recovery partition?


    Hello everyone,

    I had a computer with windows 7 home premium x64. A while ago I decided that I wanted to up grade to windows 8 and so I partitioned my os drive and installed (OEM) windows 8 Pro on the new partition. During the set up I was able to set up a duel boot system with windows 8 and windows 7. When I look at the drive structure I noticed that there isn't a system recovery partition for windows 7 or windows 8.

    I would like to generate a system recovery partition for windows 8 and remove windows 7 but I am not sure how to go about doing this. Could someone point me in the correct direction?

    Thanks
    -S

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


    Do you mean the OEM System Recovery Partition?
    If YES, only on PC's with Windows 8 Pre-installed by the OEM.


    To delete OS:
    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7
    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 7 home x64


    Sorry I should have said the system reserved partition. This was not created when I installed windows 8 and I don't see it for windows 7 (or maybe it was there but then got deleted).

    -S
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  5. #5


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    Windows 7 home x64


    I will try. Won't be for a few days and I have to leave so please check back later. Thank you very much

    -S
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