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    New Lounger
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    Remove Windows 7 from Recovery D

    I tried Windows 8 Customer Preview and tried to remove it by reinstalling Windows 7 on my laptop. I mistakenly put Windows 7 on Recovery D and now apparently have a dual boot. I would like to remove Windows 7 from Recovery D and Windows 8 all together, and get things back to factory basics. Can anyone talk me through it please?

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    Welcome to the Lounge.

    You could probably just format d: from Windows 8, thus removing the Windows 7 version installed there. Then you can simply install Windows 7 by booting from the DVD and choosing a clean install and when asked to choose the partition, you need to choose C and also choose the current C partition to be formatted before the installation.
    You have a detailed explanation, with screens for the different steps here:

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    After clean installing Win 7 in C Drive, use Disk Manager to delete the D Drive then extend the C Drive to reclaim the space. Personally I prefer to use a 3rd partition partitioning app such as Partition Wizard or EaseUS Partition Magic. but if the partition you delete is behind the newly installed Win 7 partition then Win 7 Disk Manager can handle the chore.
    Have a Great Day! Ted

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