Some users to carry out their tasks install multiple operating systems on one computer.But not everyone can manually remove unnecessary operating system from the hard disk.
- - Partition Manager.
If your hard drive is large enough memory and you will not save every GB of free space, it is wiser to just turn off while the second operating system.In Windows 7, it can be done as follows.Open the "Start" menu and right-click on the item "Computer".Go to its properties.
In the new window, click "Advanced system settings."Now open the tab "Advanced", contained in a new window.Find the menu "Startup and Recovery" and click "Settings."
Select the operating system loaded by default.Uncheck "Show the list of operating systems."Now your computer will always load the selected OS.
If you want to completely remove one of the installed operating systems, then format the system (and boot) partition.
Open the "Computer" to go to the list of existing part
itions.Right-click on that hard drive or partition on which the operating system is unnecessary.Select "Format".
Specify the file system and cluster size, and then click "Start."Wait until the process is complete.
Unfortunately, this method is only suitable for running Windows XP, because newer versions of Windows will automatically create a bootable partition on the hard drive.To remove it, install Partition Manager.
Run.Find the boot partition unnecessary system.Normally, it takes 100-200 MB of hard disk space.Click the right mouse button and select "Delete Partition".Enter the volume label to confirm the command and click "Delete."
Now click the "Apply the pending changes."When removal is complete, restart the computer section.
Tip 2: How to remove one of the installed operating systems
On some computers users often install more than one operating system , and this is done for various reasons - Compatibility with programs that wish to compare system between themselves or any of the other embodiments.It may be necessary to remove one of these systems.However, Windows security does not delete the folders that it considers relevant to the work of , including the "alien", belonging to the second operating system.
- computer running the operating system;
- boot disk or USB-stick, which has a file manager, working with disks format NTFS
remove "excess" version system from the boot menu.To do this, press the key combination Win + R to bring up the command line, enter it in the command c: /boot.ini and press «Enter».
appears window "Notepad" and loads the boot.ini file in edit mode.Under the inscription «operating systems» arranged rows available for loading the operating system.Remove the string with the name of an extra version.Close the file, confirming at the same time save the changes.
Basically, after this action the second system will cease to appear in the selection list after turning on the computer, and will only have a folder on your hard drive.If you are satisfied with this state, you can leave it as is.
If you delete a folder with the already inactive operating system, boot from the disk or flash drive, run a file manager and delete the Windows folder manually.This does not confuse or delete the version of the operating system , you want to leave.Then remove the bootable media from the computer and restart it.
- two systems on the same computer?Easily!