|14 Nov 2012||#1|
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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
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|15 Nov 2012||#2|
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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
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