Windows 10: How do I change a dual boot into a single boot PC

Discus and support How do I change a dual boot into a single boot PC in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Perhaps my explanation wasn't clear. I want to install all the programs I want on Partition F (while booted into it). This is my clean install. When... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. NavyLCDR New Member

    How do I change a dual boot into a single boot PC


    In that case, just boot into the OS that you want to be permanent, and when you are ready to remove the other OS, then run MSCONFIG, go to the boot tab and delete the entry for the OS you no longer want.


    How do I change a dual boot into a single boot PC [​IMG]


    Then you can use your preferred partitioning program (or disk management) to either reformat or delete the old OS partition you no longer want.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018
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  2. Nisko Win User

    I have a 1TB SSD for a hard drive. It has a partition for the OS I use all the time which takes up about half the space on my physical drive. It also has a partition with a clean install of Windows 10 which takes up roughly half the remaining space on the physical drive. I also have a Drive D: which contains my data. My intention is to place all my programs on the clean install partition F:. When I am satisfied, I want to delete the current OS I am using and switch over to the clean install. My question is: How do I now make Drive F: clean install = Drive C:? Then, I would like to clear out all data from the old install Drive F: and create that to be a clean install (again, it will now be Drive F: .Thank you!

    :)
     
    Nisko, Apr 27, 2018
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  3. Jose Est Win User
    Converting a dual boot system disc to single boot

    Hi Panagiotis,

    I agree with your observation that the Linux Boot Manager may have taken over.

    It's great to hear that you have a friend who is an expert with computer software such as Linux. We strongly suggest to wait for your friend's assessment on our boot management concern.

    Get back to us with the outcome so we can help further.
     
    Jose Est, Apr 27, 2018
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  4. How do I change a dual boot into a single boot PC

    Converting a dual boot system disc to single boot

    Hi,

    Here is info how to choose default system - and you can also remove others.

    How to Choose a Default Operating System to Run at Startup in Windows 1

    Choose Default Operating System to Run at Startup in Windows 10

    It would be best to remove the Linux partition with Linux and then re-make it in Windows. However you can try using Windows Disk Manager to remove it.

    Hope this helps.

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    Microsoft MVP
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    SpiritX MS MVP, Apr 27, 2018
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  5. Clintlgm Win User
    The easiest way would be to Image the entire SSD with Macrium Reflect. Then clean install windows 10. after install complete and updated then mount the image of your SSD and just move the files you want back to the new C:/ into there proper Library folders. MHO
     
    Clintlgm, Apr 27, 2018
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  6. AddRAM Win User
    Drive F ?

    I thought it was a partition ?

    You are getting your terms mixed up. A drive is an entire disk, a partition is a section of a disk.

    When you boot into the partition you are calling F, it will be C, not F.

    Let`s 1st post a shot of Disk Management, and go from there.
     
    AddRAM, Apr 27, 2018
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  7. smirk30 Win User
    Download easy bcd to the partition you want to keep then while still on the partition you installed easy bcd to delete the partition of the operating system you dont want using disk management

    NOTE: you need to be sure your only deleting the partitions that belong to the os you dont want.

    Easybcd will be used to modify the boot record to delete the unwanted os boot record from the system.

    Or you can use msconfig to do the same as easybcd

    Link to easybcd:
    EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
     
    smirk30, Apr 27, 2018
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    How do I change a dual boot into a single boot PC

    Explain what you mean by place all your programs on the clean install partition F:. Do you mean you are booted into Windows on C: drive and when you install a program you tell it to use F: for the location to install to? Then at some point you want to boot into what is now F: and use those programs? You can't really do that. Because while some of the program's files will get written onto drive F:, all the registry entries required for that program to run properly in Windows will be made in the registry on drive C:.

    When you boot into what is now F:, it will automatically become C:, but it won't have any of the registry entries and other shortcuts required to run the programs that you installed under the first C: drive.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 28, 2018
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  9. Nisko Win User
    Sorry for the confusion. What I called Drive F is really the second partition on my SSD which now holds the clean install of Windows 10.

     
    Nisko, Apr 28, 2018
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  10. Nisko Win User
    Perhaps my explanation wasn't clear. I want to install all the programs I want on Partition F (while booted into it). This is my clean install. When they all work as I want them to, I intend to delete the current partition C: (the old installation) and just use the clean install. Hope that's clear.

     
    Nisko, Apr 28, 2018
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