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Wanting to remove Windows 7 OS from secondary drive, but keep all files

I have an SSD with Windows installed and some small programs. I also have everything I need setup on my secondary hdd. When I got the SSD I just freshly installed windows and redownloaded some key things, then if I want to use old software or games, I redirect everything from my hdd to play/use.

The thing is, when I bootup my pc, it asks me which Windows 7 to boot and its annoying. It shows:

Which operating system are you trying to boot up?

Windows 7 - Select
Windows 7 - Select

How do I just remove the OS from my secondary drive without loosing all the file locations (Programs(x86) for steam needs to be intact etc..)
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  1. Best answer
    Simply save all of the files to an external drive (flash, HDD, etc.) and then delete that partition to ensure that 2nd OS is gone. Then create another partition with the HDD and download the saved files to it.
  2. Hi

    Unplug the sata cables to the HDD

    try to boot up off SSD
    If you have any problems (highly likely)
    then boot of Windows 7 DVD (or USB) and let Windows repair your startup files

    If no problems found then there are programs designed to edit bcd store and remove or change entries in start up menu

    Vista boot pro ( V3.3 is still available and free)
    This also works on Win 7

    you can pay for current version which works with 7, 8, 10

    or use the command line microsoft tool

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2676-bcdedit-how-use.html

    Then re connect HDD and on first startup go into UEFI (or BIOS) and ensure system set to boot from SSD

    regards
    Mike Barnes
  3. TheTemest said:
    Simply save all of the files to an external drive (flash, HDD, etc.) and then delete that partition to ensure that 2nd OS is gone. Then create another partition with the HDD and download the saved files to it.

    Yea, that's the logical solution. But isn't there an uninstaller that simply removes all of Windows 7 OS? "Garbage in; garbage out"...?
  4. monogamism said:

    Yea, that's the logical solution. But isn't there an uninstaller that simply removes all of Windows 7 OS? "Garbage in; garbage out"...?


    No there is not. Never has been, for any Windows version.
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