Upgraded from Windows Vista ultimate to Windows 7 professional RRS feed

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  • I upgraded my computer from Vista ultimate to Windows 7 professional about two years ago. I had added a new hard drive to my computer at that time and labeled it the C drive. I got a great deal on Windows 7 professional upgrade and thought that I did a clean install on the new CD drive leaving Vista on the old drive which I relabeled drive I. As I said, everything worked great though the computer would show a dual-boot option upon startup. About two months ago I decided to remove Vista because I no longer needed it and could use the hard drive space for other programs. To make a long story short, everything I have tried to do that fails. I chose to utilize Microsoft support through the new chat option and was told that I cannot remove Vista because my upgraded version of Windows 7 still uses files on the Vista Drive. I have read numerous articles here where Vista was able to be removed. Please give me some advice as the technician told me that I had to restore Windows Vista and then reinstall Windows 7 on the same drive as the Vista Drive. Doing so at this point and reinstalling all my programs would be a nightmare. Do I have to do that?
    Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:47 PM


  • If you are having an issue with booting up Windows 7, then perform a Startup Repair by booting from your Windows 7 Uprade DVD.  Then you can use Disk Management to delete the Windows Vista partition, create a new partition and format the new partition.

    Carey Frisch

    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jerry Ferro Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:39 AM
    Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:02 PM