1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

multiple os installed

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ladyj8, Dec 11, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. ladyj8

    ladyj8 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    I am asking this question for a friend of mine. She had a virus on her system, so she used her recovery disk and reinstalled the os. She now has 3 vista's and her HD is giving a message that it is full. How do you uninstall the other two?:confused:
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    51,988
    She should just install a new one and be sure to remove all the partitions when she does. Then create a new one and install. Since that wasn't done before, that is why there are so many. They are most likley hopelessly intertwined now.
     
  3. Mark1956

    Mark1956

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    14,142
    If the three Vista installs are all in seperate partitions there should not be a problem simply deleting the partitions. You can rename them both to another name using Windows Explorer, just right click on the name and select rename. This will make the partitions easier to recognise when in Gparted. You should be able to identify the old installation by looking at the contents of the partition.

    If you click on Start then Right click on Computer and select Manage, then click on Disk Management in the right hand pane and the contents of the hard drive will appear. This will show the partitions if they exist. If there are no partitions then what Elvandil suggested will be the way to go.

    You can use Gparted to wipe the partitions but just be sure you remove the one that is infected.

    Download Gparted from
    here
    and follow these instructions.

    I would advise you to make a full back up of all your important data before making any changes, just in case something goes wrong.

    Keep hitting enter during boot up to choose the default settings, you only need to enter anything when it asks for your language preference.

    It will reach a screen where it will show the contents of your hard drive.

    Right click on the partitions you wish to remove and select delete.

    Once all the selections are made click on Apply in the top bar.

    Double click on Exit and select Reboot from the pop up, it will beep loudly and eject the disc.

    After you are done, if there is a problem booting then follow this guide: Vista Startup Repair
     
  4. ladyj8

    ladyj8 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Thank You. Your help is greatly appreciated. Will let you know how everything turned out.
     
  5. Mark1956

    Mark1956

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    14,142
    Your welcome, just post back if you get stuck.
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1030762

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice