Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Uninstall Windows Vista from a Multiboot Computer System

Here are the steps to completely uninstall and remove Windows Vista from a dual-boot or multiboot system.

1. Boot into other Windows version. Suppose you have Windows XP installed along with Windows Vista, then boot into Windows XP.

2. Insert your Windows Vista Setup DVD in your DVD drive. Click on "Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories". Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run As Administrator". If you are prompted to enter password, enter the password and continue. You can also open Command Prompt in Administrator mode by typing "cmd" in Start Menu Search box and press "Ctrl+Shift+Enter".

3. Now provide following command:

[DVD_drive_letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force

Suppose your DVD drive letter is F:, then provide following command:

F:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force

4. Once the command executes successfully, eject the Setup DVD and restart the system. Now your system will start in Windows XP automatically. The Windows Vista boot loader will be uninstalled by the above mentioned command.

5. Now you can safely delete following Windows Vista folders to get the disk space back:


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