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    When I installed Windows 7 originally on my system I installed it on my D: drive and it created a dual boot with my existing Vista install.

    After running 7 now for months I'd like to get rid of the Vista boot and just have the Windows 7 as the only OS and have it as my c: drive instead of the D; as it is currently.

    How do I accomplish this without blowing everything away and starting over?

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    Hi and welcome


    You are just going to need to use an app like bcdedit to manage the boot loader. You may have some problems with moving it.
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    Windows 7 will show itself as the C:\ drive as it has done already.

    In Control Panel->Admin Tools->Computer Management->Disk Manager, is your Win7 drive shown entirely with a Blue border (like the Vista drive)? Or does it have a Green Border?

    A Green Border means an extended partition. A Blue Border means a Primary Partition. IF Win7 is on a Primary Partition, and only if so, you can move towards merging the two partitions.
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    If the Win 7 partition is a primary partition as stated by Malcolm, it will be safe to get rid of the Vista partition. Be very careful you select the Vista partition and not the Win 7 partition. You can choose Delete Volume, then Format, then Make Active. I assume the Vista partition is located ahead of the Win 7 partition. The Win 7 partitioning S/W is NOT capable of extending the volume into a partition in front of the partition containing your Win 7. For this you will need a 3rd party partitioning app. I used Partition Wizard. It was easy to use and FREE!!! Have fun and dump that Vista partition.
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    Actually the 2 dual boot sessions are on 2 separate hard drives. I have 2 1.5 TB drives with the vista on 1 (C and the Windows 7 on 2 (D

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    From your OS perspective, these are still considered 2 seperate partitions of the same drive. the above should still apply.
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