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    When I first started to install a full copy of Windows 7 Home Premium I clicked on the 32-bit installation. Part way through, I cancelled out of it and restarted the installation but chose 64-bit instead. This installed without problem. However I now have to have the Windows 7 DVD in the disc drive when I boot up and I also have to choose one of the two Windows 7 installations to bott into the 64-bit version. How do I delete the part-installed 32-bit version?

    I don't really want to re-install Windows and have to re-install all the other software as well.

    Any ideas? TIA

    Geoff
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    Hi and weclome


    It may or may not be easy. I assume that the boot menu has parked a hidden folder called boot in 32bit thats why the dvd is needed. You can use an app like bcdedit to edit the boot loader and remove the boot menu. If the "boot" folder is not in either 32 or 64 bit you may simply be able to delete it


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    Create and run the boot repair disk, you can see if this resolves your boot issues.
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