|14 Nov 2012||#1|
| || |
Cant format old system drive after dual boot install
Please bear with me I'm new at this and a little unsure as to exactly what I'm doing.
A few months ago I was having trouble with an incredibly slow system running Vista 32 bit. I run some RAM hungry programs so decided I'd try a Win 7 64 bit system, and if it was stable I would then look to increase my RAM beyond 3GB (Apparently my motherboard will take 8GB of RAM)
A screen shot of my basic system info is here...
I obviously now want to stay with Win 7 64bit and format the Vista drive for the storage space but have no idea how to make my Win 7 drive the system drive and then format the old Vista drive.
I hope I've given enough info, and my request makes sense.
I'd be really grateful of a fairly straight forward "how to". I'm reasonably savvy and can follow instruction but certainly no expert.
Many thanks in advance
|My System Specs|
|15 Nov 2012||#2|
| || |
Mark the Windows 7 HD Drive ACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Active
Physically disconnect the old HD.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other two HD, as Disk1.
Mark the Windows Vista HD Drive INACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Inactive
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Cant format old system drive after dual boot install|
|Install win 7 64-bit eval iso on win xp pro 32-bit system dual boot||General Discussion|
|Two HDD's, Dual boot, Wrong Drive is SYSTEM||Installation & Setup|
|Swapping System Drive Letters in Dual Boot Setup||Installation & Setup|
|How to format a drive with Windows 7 Dual Boot system?||Installation & Setup|
|want to dual boot with a xp system hard drive from another machine||Installation & Setup|
|Windows 7 64bit does not install on dual boot system||Installation & Setup|
|Trying to install XP on a separate drive for dual boot||Installation & Setup|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.