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How Can I Remove Windows 7?????????

by techgal21 / January 30, 2009 1:17 PM PST

The dual boot video that Seth Rosenblatt did has me running XP and Windows 7 in two different partitions.
Can anyone tell me the best way to uninstall Windows 7?
If I delete the files and delete and merge the partition will the BIOS still ask me what OS I want to load?
Seth, if you are listening, maybe you can do another video.

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check out this link
by CodyMac / January 31, 2009 8:53 AM PST
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Thanks for the link
by techgal21 / January 31, 2009 9:03 AM PST
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Great find! Thanks.

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Windows 7
by stinkyknight / February 14, 2009 3:46 AM PST
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You will have to remove SP3 in most cases and then you should be able to remove IE7, and then you will have to block the update for IE7, and then allow all updates including SP3.

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Windows 7?
by morninglory / February 15, 2009 9:32 AM PST
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I am confused; is Windows 7 and IE 7 the same thing?

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Not at all...
by John.Wilkinson / February 15, 2009 12:51 PM PST
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-> Windows 7 is the upcoming version of Microsoft's Windows operating system.
-> IE7 is Internet Explorer 7, the latest version of Microsoft's internet browser.

And just for the record, Windows 7 will have IE8 preinstalled.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks, John
by morninglory / February 15, 2009 9:33 PM PST
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Gotcha! The post by stinkyknight confused me. I already use IE 7 when I have to but mainly use FF.

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by stinkyknight / February 14, 2009 3:49 AM PST
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Do not install IE7 stay with IE6 because IE7 is a drag on your system.

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(NT) just format the disk your system exist
by shiyinian / February 15, 2009 8:22 PM PST
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Uninstalling Windows 7
by sankvis / February 15, 2009 11:13 PM PST

I had posted this in another forum by mistake.

1. Start Windows XP.
2. Insert Windows 7 ISO DVD into DVD drive.
3. Press ?Win + R? to open Run command prompt.
4. Type [DVD Drive Letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force and click on OK.

Note: Add the name of your DVD drive in [DVD Drive Letter] field.

5. Remove DVD from your drive and reboot the system.
6. Your computer will boot up with Windows XP installation.
7. Now you can either format the drive containing Windows 7 or manually remove files of Windows 7.
8. Finally remove Boot.BAK and BootSect.BAK from root system folder of Windows XP. Don?t delete these files if you have another operating system installed other than Windows XP.

This will hopefully uninstall windows 7 on your system. Note: this guide only works if you are uninstalling windows 7 on a dual-boot pc (Installed with windows xp)

This is how I uninstalled Windows 7 successfully. I got the information from a tech site. I do not remember the name of the site.

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