How to Uninstall Windows Vista from a Multiboot Computer System?
Many times we install multiple OS in our computer system such as dual booting between Windows and Linux, etc. Many people install different Windows versions in their computer systems such as Windows XP with Windows Vista, etc. If you also have a dual boot system with Windows Vista and another Windows version such as Windows XP, Windows 2000, etc and now you want to completely remove Windows Vista from your computer, this tutorial will help you.
Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to completely uninstall and remove Windows Vista from a dual-boot or multiboot system.
1. Boot into other Windows version. Suppose you have Windows XP installed along with Windows Vista, then boot into Windows XP.
2. Insert your Windows Vista Setup DVD in your DVD drive. Click on "Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories". Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run As Administrator". If you are prompted to enter password, enter the password and continue. You can also open Command Prompt in Administrator mode by typing "cmd" in Start Menu Search box and press "Ctrl+Shift+Enter".
3. Now provide following command:
[DVD_drive_letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force
Suppose your DVD drive letter is F:, then provide following command:
F:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force
4. Once the command executes successfully, eject the Setup DVD and restart the system. Now your system will start in Windows XP automatically. The Windows Vista boot loader will be uninstalled by the above mentioned command.
5. Now you can safely delete following Windows Vista folders to get the disk space back:
You can also format the whole partition containing Windows Vista but make sure its not C: drive. If Windows Vista is installed in a partition other than C:, you can safely format that partition but if its installed in C: drive, don't format it. Just manually delete the above mentioned folders otherwise you'll not be able to boot in any OS because C: drive contains required boot loader files.
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