I have Winodows 7 and 8 in dual boot. I wish to get rid of Windows 8. What should i do ?.
I am aware that there are many tutorials available online. But I trust more on members of this forum. Please suggest a reliable link or steps to remove Windows 8 without harming existing Windows 7.
Conrol Manager --> Administrative Tasks --> Computer Management -->Disk Management. There you will see your hard drive(s) and partitions. Dis you install Windows 8 in a separate partition? That would make it a lot easier to remove it.
If you did install W8 on a separate partition then while logged into Windows 7 go into Disk Management as Ancient Dragon described, or follow this method:
Start > right-click 'Computer' > Manage
In the window that opens you will see Disk Management. Click on this and you will see your two partitions. If W8 is on the second partition then you can right-click on that partition and delete it or format it.
If you delete the partition then you can then right-click your Windows 7 partition and choose to resize it to take up the remaining space. If you choose to simply format the partition, then that partition will look and to all intentions, be like a separate drive in Explorer.
Finally, do this to remove the boot options:
Start > right-click 'Computer' > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced tab > 'Startup and Recovery' Settings > Choose Windows 7 as the default, and reduce the wait time to 5 seconds.
If you want to remove reference to W8 at boat time completely let us know.