Windows 10: want to go from dual boot 7 & 10 to one partition clean install of 10?

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  1. twojo6 Win User

    want to go from dual boot 7 & 10 to one partition clean install of 10?


    want to go from dual boot 7 & 10 to one partition clean install of win 10?

    :)
     
    twojo6, Nov 19, 2015
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  2. Dual boot installation?

    I currently dual boot Win 7 and Win 8 on my Dell PC. I want to do the clean install of Win 10 on the Win 8 partition. My question is will it affect the Win 7 partition and will I be able to dual boot win 7 and Win 10?

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
    Sportsdadmi39, Nov 19, 2015
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  3. How to Completely Uninstall Windows 10 Home 64 Bit?

    I currently just installed a clean Windows 10 Home 64 Bit in another partition (this means that I have Windows 7 in one partition and Windows 10 in another partition and starts up the computer in dual boot). Now I want to uninstall Windows 10 but don't
    know how to do it. Keep in mind that this is a clean install of windows 10 this means that I did not upgraded windows 7/8/8.1 to windows 10 but installed it using the flash drive in an empty partition.
     
    KhizirFarrukh, Nov 19, 2015
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  4. Kyhi Win User

    want to go from dual boot 7 & 10 to one partition clean install of 10?

    boot from the windows 10 setup media
    when you get to the partitions screen
    delete every partition
    allow windows 10 to install to the unallocated disk space
     
  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    One additional step - after you boot from the Windows 10 setup media and click on Install Now, the next option you want is for Custom Install. Then you will get the list of disk/partitions and delete all the partitions on the first hard drive (if you have more than one).
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 19, 2015
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  6. twojo6 Win User
    thanks for the road map, but am locked outta the car.
    I can't get it to boot from the usb!
    any ideas, and tia
     
    twojo6, Nov 20, 2015
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    NavyLCDR, Nov 20, 2015
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  8. twojo6 Win User

    want to go from dual boot 7 & 10 to one partition clean install of 10?

    none of those 6 options worked for my machine.
    I need this done asap and it's a shame that when I call MS win 10 support they want $100 to fix my "free" upgrade.
    totally frustrated...
     
    twojo6, Nov 20, 2015
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    It's not Microsoft's fault that you can't get your computer to boot from USB. That's a function of bios. The only thing Microsoft did to interfere with that was using fast startup. Turning off fast startup in Windows 10 removes that interference.

    When the first computer manufacturer logo appears when you turn the computer on - or you start to see the posting info if there is no logo - there is usually that you will press, hold down, or repeatedly press that will get you either into bios setup or a boot device selection menu. It is usually ESC, INS, DEL, or one of the function keys.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 20, 2015
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  10. twojo6 Win User
    thinking of reformatting my drive with win 10 on it, then in win 7 upgrade to win 10, then do a clean install of win 10.
    will this work?
     
    twojo6, Nov 20, 2015
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  11. CmmTch Win User
    Go to this link Legacy Product Support call them and ask which key to press to get to a selective boot screen. You could try pressing F12 during boot, you need to try a couple more things unless you want to format, reinstall, then upgrade to 10. If you'd rather do that then go ahead, but you've been given directions on how to boot from USB and then how to do what your want to do.

    Brink tutorial https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
     
    CmmTch, Nov 21, 2015
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  12. davidhk Win User
    twojo6,
    I am not saying I have the best way to do what you are asking.
    I am just sharing what I did with you.................

    I had a similar situation. I had Win 8.1 Pro dual booting with Win 10 Insider Preview.
    I decided to just run the Insider Preview, without Win 8.1
    So, I logged on to my Win 8.1 > went to diskmgmt.msc > "remove" Insider Preview volume > "extend" the unallocated volume back to Win 8.1 partition.
    Then I set my boot order ( F12 in my laptop) to CD/DVD > inserted my Preview bootable DVD which I had created earlier > Reboot > did a Clean Install.
     
    davidhk, Nov 21, 2015
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  13. twojo6 Win User

    want to go from dual boot 7 & 10 to one partition clean install of 10?

    Did what I said and the win 10 upgrade worked, only issue is the sound does not work.
    Went back to ZT Systems support and they said they do not support upgrades and to contact the motherboard mfgr.
    On MSI site for H55m-E55(MS-7636) motherboard, which showed driver only up to win 7.
    Am I at a dead end for upgrading to win 10?
    and do I need to revert back to win 7, and forget about win 10?
     
    twojo6, Nov 22, 2015
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  14. NavyLCDR New Member
    Just install the driver for Windows 7.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 22, 2015
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  15. twojo6 Win User
    went back to MSI and they said to "Windows 10 isn't officially supported on this board. Your best bet is to try a driver straight from Realtek."
    So then went to Realtek and downloaded and installed their win 10 driver, and it worked.
    shouldn't it be simpler than this?
     
    twojo6, Apr 4, 2018
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