Question Dual-Boot system Win 10 & Win 7 (now want to delete Win 7)

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Dual-Boot system Win 10 & Win 7 (now want to delete Win 7)

Hi,

Re-posting this as I've not had a reply back from original post since March 22. Apologies if this violates forum etiquette.

I've had a dual-boot set-up for a very long time - Win 10 Pro (64-Bit) and Win 7 Ultimate (64-Bit). However, I haven't used Win 7 in years except to update and am always running out of space on Win 10 - down to the last 3.07 GB right now. Therefore it makes sense to sacrifice Win 7 so that Win 10 can flourish with the extra 117GB. What is the safest and risk-free way to go about this: delete or reformat 7? Merge both partitions? Resize or extend Win 10? And so on.

Yes, both o/s are on the same disk and adjacent to each other (please see screenshot below). Alas, as you are bound to ask, my poor old motherboard is too old for UEFI - rather, good old BIOS (by the way, I've got Paragon Partition Manager if it helps).

Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks.

DANNY

My tech specs:
Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 (3.4ghz)
Abit IP-35 Pro (Rev. 2.00/BIOS v1.8 Beta) (Socket 775)
8GB Corsair PC2-6400 800mhz XMS (4 X 2)
PNY GTX 9700 XLR8 OC 4GB
Corsair HX 620w PSU
Hitachi CCTV DVR 7200rpm 64MB 2TB
Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD
Sharkoon T9 Value
Acer 24" X243H
TP-Link Archer VR2008

 

Zizo007

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Dual-Boot system Win 10 & Win 7 (now want to delete Win 7)

Hi,

Re-posting this as I've not had a reply back from original post since March 22. Apologies if this violates forum etiquette.

I've had a dual-boot set-up for a very long time - Win 10 Pro (64-Bit) and Win 7 Ultimate (64-Bit). However, I haven't used Win 7 in years except to update and am always running out of space on Win 10 - down to the last 3.07 GB right now. Therefore it makes sense to sacrifice Win 7 so that Win 10 can flourish with the extra 117GB. What is the safest and risk-free way to go about this: delete or reformat 7? Merge both partitions? Resize or extend Win 10? And so on.

Yes, both o/s are on the same disk and adjacent to each other (please see screenshot below). Alas, as you are bound to ask, my poor old motherboard is too old for UEFI - rather, good old BIOS (by the way, I've got Paragon Partition Manager if it helps).

Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks.

DANNY

My tech specs:
Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 (3.4ghz)
Abit IP-35 Pro (Rev. 2.00/BIOS v1.8 Beta) (Socket 775)
8GB Corsair PC2-6400 800mhz XMS (4 X 2)
PNY GTX 9700 XLR8 OC 4GB
Corsair HX 620w PSU
Hitachi CCTV DVR 7200rpm 64MB 2TB
Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD
Sharkoon T9 Value
Acer 24" X243H
TP-Link Archer VR2008

Be sure to not delete the bootloader.
I removed linux and wasn't able to boot Win 10 after. From which hard drive do you boot?
 

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