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How to completely remove Vista without installation disk

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#1 jbclem


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

I recently bought a refurbished computer and it came with Vista installed, but no installation disks.  I didn't want Vista so I installed WinXP onto another partition of the hard disk.  The computer now boots directly into XP.


I want to get rid of Vista and regain the 8+ GB space it seems to be using.  Is there an uninstall file somewhere will accomplish this, or some other way to remove it and all it's registry entries?  I know I can just delete all the Vista files, but would rather make a total uninstall.

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#2 richcbro


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 12:16 AM

Boot into XP, press Win+R on your keyboard and type "diskmgmt.msc" to open the Disk Management.


Find the partition that contains Windows Vista, right click it and then delete the partition. Right click on the XP partition and extend volume to regain the space.

Edited by batman1234, 11 December 2015 - 12:21 AM.

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