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Windows 7: How do I delete windows 7 off of my old HDD?


29 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How do I delete windows 7 off of my old HDD?

I got a new SSD and I was able to migrate my OS to my new SSD. I was able to boot up from the SSD and everything (I pulled out my HDD and it booted off my SSD). Now, the problem is that I have a copy of Windows 7 on my old HDD and I can't get it off because of permissions issues (i'm running as admin).

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29 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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29 Dec 2012   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi and welcome to seven forums

does the disc show up in my computer and have you tried to re-format?
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29 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Woah, that was a fast reply! And thanks brianzion. The SSD and the HDD both show up on my computer. One of my other problems was that for some reason after the migration, my C: drive switched with my f: drive. Originally my C: drive was the HDD and my f: drive was the SSD, now it's switched. So, I don't know how i'm going to transfer my games and stuff. To answer your question, I'm afraid to re-format my f: drive because that's where my games were originally installed. (right now their files are all in an external hard drive)
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29 Dec 2012   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

ah i see you want to move your files etc then reformat drive? can you see your files ok
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29 Dec 2012   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Well installed programs have a lot of registry entries with the installed location linked to it. to just copy pasting doesn't work for games and other apps.

I would say, just uninstall them from the current drive and install them to a new one. Just take a backup of the saved games (for games) and copy them to the location of the new installer.

That is the only way i know of
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29 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Do you think I could change the drive letters back to the way they were? I already changed the boot order to having my SSD first. Like, If i were to change my ssd back to f and my hdd back to c, would that mess anything up? Cause if i was able to do that, then i could just move my games back to the c folder and everything should read correctly. Basically, will changing the drive letters back mess with the boot up or anything? Does the computer have to boot from drive "c"?
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29 Dec 2012   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abowers View Post
Do you think I could change the drive letters back to the way they were? I already changed the boot order to having my SSD first. Like, If i were to change my ssd back to f and my hdd back to c, would that mess anything up? Cause if i was able to do that, then i could just move my games back to the c folder and everything should read correctly. Basically, will changing the drive letters back mess with the boot up or anything? Does the computer have to boot from drive "c"?

no its not as simple as that i will research for you and get back to you asap their may be some more replies for you too.
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29 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abowers View Post
Do you think I could change the drive letters back to the way they were? I already changed the boot order to having my SSD first. Like, If i were to change my ssd back to f and my hdd back to c, would that mess anything up? Cause if i was able to do that, then i could just move my games back to the c folder and everything should read correctly. Basically, will changing the drive letters back mess with the boot up or anything? Does the computer have to boot from drive "c"?

no its not as simple as that i will research for you and get back to you asap their may be some more replies for you too.
Alright, thanks!
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29 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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