Eliminate W7 and keep W8 question

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mowerman, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. mowerman

    mowerman MDL Novice

    Mar 9, 2010
    My system has 3 HDD's, Disc 0 contains a partition containing W7 and all of My Documents. Disc 0 also has a partition that contains W8.1.

    Disc 1 is used only for backups and images
    Disc 2 is currently empty.

    I want to restore an image of W8 to Disc2 and eliminate W7 and W8 from Disc 0 while keeping the My Documents folder from W7 on Disc 0. Can I just delete all of the W7 folders except the My Documents folder? Or should I make a backup of the My Documents folder and then just format Disc 0?

    When I'm all done I'd like to have W8.1 on the current Disc 2, My Documents and all data on the current Disc 0 and continue to use Disc 1 for backups.

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  2. eydee

    eydee Guest

    It does depend on how you installed these systems, because the boot files can be on different disks and in different partitions.
  3. mowerman

    mowerman MDL Novice

    Mar 9, 2010
    The boot file is on the W8 partition.
  4. Veboy

    Veboy MDL Novice

    May 19, 2011
    Use EasyBCD [get it from neosmart.net/EasyBCD ] to delete Windows 7 from your MBR and then, format the drive that contains it.
  5. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

    Jul 6, 2013
    Make a backup of your documents and use EasyBCD.