Windows 10: Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ?

Discus and support Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello ! Currently, I have dual boot Win7 and Win10. And the only reason I have Win7 is because the drivers for a printer were not updated to Win10.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Marron, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Marron Win User

    Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ?


    Hello !

    Currently, I have dual boot Win7 and Win10. And the only reason I have Win7 is because the drivers for a printer were not updated to Win10. Now recently HP did just that, and I no longer need Win7.

    The way I have it set up is that I have Win7 on one partition, Win10 on another (100GB each) and the rest is Storage. Is it safe to simply remove and format the partition that has Win7 on it ?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Marron, Sep 11, 2015
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  2. problem with update to zune and update to windows phone

    Hello,



    One thing you could also attempt to do is boot into Safe mode and attempt to delete the folder (or another OS if you dual-boot).

    For instructions on how to log into Safe Mode, please visit the following support article:



    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode



    Regards,

    -.
     
    Patrick Sw, Sep 11, 2015
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  3. oldman1234, Sep 11, 2015
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  4. f14tomcat Win User

    Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ?

    Go to MSCONFIG (Win key+r, type in msconfig)... will get something similar to this:
    Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ? [​IMG]

    Delete the OS you no longer want. Go to Disk Management,
    Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ? [​IMG]
    and on the OS drive, right click the partition of the unwanted OS, and delete. Now unallocated , free space.

    EDIT: BACKUP FIRST!! Just good practice.... And after the steps above... reboot...
     
    f14tomcat, Sep 11, 2015
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  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    As long as it isn't the active partition with the boot files the computer is using to boot with.
     
    NavyLCDR, Sep 11, 2015
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  6. trbodden Win User
    Commander,
    If it were the active partition would booting to repair then to command line and doing the MBR BOOT REPAIR AND BOOT/FIX correct things?
     
    trbodden, Apr 14, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Probably. Khi's recovery drive has EasyBCD and Macrium Reflect which both definitely could be used to restore the boot files.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 14, 2016
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  8. trbodden Win User

    Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ?

    Not familiar with Khi but impressed with diskpart and it's many commands.

    edit:Guess I meant bootrec
     
    trbodden, Apr 14, 2016
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  9. f14tomcat Win User
    f14tomcat, Apr 4, 2018
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