How can I remove Windows Vista to free up hard drive space after installing Windows 7?

by on April 6, 2011

Q: I upgraded Windows Vista to Windows 7 pro but forgot to format my c drive. Now all my hard disk space is used up is there anything I can do to get Vista off my computer?


3 Responses to “How can I remove Windows Vista to free up hard drive space after installing Windows 7?”
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    The only safe way to get the remnants of your Vista install off the computer would be to do the hard drive format and then a fresh Windows 7 install. You’ll also wind up with the most available free harddrive space this way.

     
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    i went to my computer and tried to format the c drive and the system tells me i cannot format it and if i cant do that then i cant get all the old files off. i dont no what else to do.

     
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    Picked as best answer

    First, if there is any data you need to retain, make sure you back it up to another device.

    Next to format the C: Drive you’ll need to do this from within the Windows 7 installer program. So reboot your computer with the Windows 7 install disk inserted and follow the on screen instructions.

    See this guide for complete and detailed instructions: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/windows-7-clean-install-part-1.htm

    Make sure to read it fully so you understand what you need to do.