I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to remove the Vista partition (and then extend the Win7 partition to reclaim the disk space).
So, in Win7, I see a C: drive for the Win7 partition and D: which is the Vista partition. But the Vista partition is the active, system partition which, after some investigation means it has the boot loader info and if this was deleted, would mean Win7 would no longer boot.
The question is, therefore, how can I safely delete the Vista partition? Can I somehow move the boot loader from D: to C:?
Some suggestions I've seen say to boot from the Win7 dvd, format the Vista partition. A reboot will fail, so boot from the Win7 dvd again performing an automatic startup repair. Is this the safest way forward? (I know this kind of stuff is inherently risky, but looking for the best approach before hosing my PC and having to go through the whole setup process again!)