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Removing second OS of dual boot system

By martinpd
Dec 14, 2009
  1. My HPDV9727CL laptop came with Vista 32. I created a second partition and installed (dual boot) Vista 64 to do some testing. Now I'd like to erase the Vista 32 and give the partition space to Vista 64. How can I accomplish this without losing my boot process which I am assuming is on the first partition. I don't want to do a complete wipe and re-install as that will use up an "activation occurrence".
     
  2. scuzzo

    scuzzo TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Here is the article about Vista's bootloader. Use GParted to delete the old partition and resize the HD.
     
  3. fastvince

    fastvince TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +19

    What do you mean by .'not losing my boot process'. ? When you delete the Vista32 partition and give the space to the 64 partition, you will lose all the data in the 32 partition, including the OS and any start-up procedures from the OS. It will now boot using the start-up procesees installed on the 64 partition.
     
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