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I have problems uninstalling my laptop's Windows Vista. My laptop has dual-boot with Windows 7 and Windows Vista OS. When I first bought my laptop, it is pre-installed with Vista and I was given only the system recovery disc from HP. Here's the problem: I wanted to uninstall Vista and I went to search for some answers. Many sources told me to load the vista installation disc and run the command like this:

e:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force
( I did change the drive name in the command to my actual drive name)

I dun have any vista installation disc to load in the first place and I thought I try my luck using the recovery disc since it has the vista OS installation.

(My DVD drive is D:/.)

So I type
d:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force

The system mentioned that they cannot find the file and I did not know what other ways can be used to erase vista OS.

If I remembered correctly, the recovery disc would erase everything including my Windows 7. Is there any other ways to get rid of vista??

(I dun want to reinstall Windows 7 again)

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(I dun want to reinstall Windows 7 again)

why dun ya!
ok please explain ,you want to uninstall win vista ,correct , you don't want to reinstall win7 ,so what do you want to have installed on the laptop .

is win7 on the laptop and working now ,is laptop still dual booting ,if so go into win7 and format the partition with vista on it

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Window Vista is there on my laptop right from the start. Laptop can dual-boot and windows 7 is working fine but I cannot uninstall or format the window partition for vista or rather u called it c drive for most people.


I just want my laptop to run only Windows 7 only. The problem is that I cannot format a window partition and I only have the recovery discs and not the windows vista DVD. Many sources said that Vista Installation DVD is needed to uninstall vista.

Since I dun have the installation DVD, is there any other ways I can format a windows partition and its backup data?

Edited by zlolz: n/a

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format your laptop with DOS bootable disk and use fdisk command delete the partition and then create it again after that install windows 7 and enjoy

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Window Vista is there on my laptop right from the start. Laptop can dual-boot and windows 7 is working fine but I cannot uninstall or format the window partition for vista or rather u called it c drive for most people.


I just want my laptop to run only Windows 7 only. The problem is that I cannot format a window partition and I only have the recovery discs and not the windows vista DVD. Many sources said that Vista Installation DVD is needed to uninstall vista.

Since I dun have the installation DVD, is there any other ways I can format a windows partition and its backup data?

just go to the disk management section of win7 and you should be able to format partition with vista on it .
http://hubpages.com/hub/Using-Disk-Management-in-Windows-7-Vista

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