User built his own PC and installed Windows 7 32 bit.
Only after that did they realized the RAM limitations... so decided to install Windows 7 64 bit.
User now wants to remove the 32 bit install option... and reclaim the space it is using..., but checking MS website, it appears that you cannot remove the version installed earlier as that is where the startup files are - and removing that partition will make the machine inoperable.
I know we can use the 64 bit install disk to reformat the entire machine and install 64 from scratch - which would provide the cleanest environment, but the user wants to avoid that due to all the programs he has installed.
Is there any way to remove the 32 bit version and have the machine be bootable?