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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:
 
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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.
 
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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
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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
 

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Thank You. Your help is greatly appreciated. Will let you know how everything turned out.
 
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