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Windows 7: Warning! when deleting Factory image drive

29 Nov 2009   #11
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
Im not too sure, but i think its because the D drive contains boot data needed to boot the laptop. You must first set drive C as active, then you can delete Vista. Again im not sure if im 100% right..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
As the c: drive is the active drive I think the warning may well be due to the use of a non standard format for the recovery partition - this is not unusual, and can cause confusion for disk utilities.

I assume you have the win7 install DVD to hand - If so I would proceed with the deletion , as if boot files are on the recovery partition (very unlikely) you can perform a start-up repair quite simply by booting the DVD
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I believe that DaRon is correct. You may or may not ruin your MBR "master boot record" by delating the Vista partition but you can usually repair the Widows 7 MBR by running a "start up repair" from the Windows 7 CD. You may need to run the repair a few times before it works.

You can delate the drive from the disk properties window but your Windows 7 may become unbootable until you run the START UP REPAIR from the Windows 7 CD.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnderBoac View Post
Moving/recreating the MBR to the Windows 7 partition in advance could be wise
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Seven, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might consider creating a set of HP Vista Recovery Discs in case you ever decide to reinstall Vista on that computer again. Once you delete the recovery partition it's gone with no chance of creating them.

Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager in Vista - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You should be able to click on Yes to proceed to delete the recovery partition without any problems though.
I don't want to re-install Vista, so I'm going to delete it, fingers crossed here goes.
Ps If I don't post back today, then you'll know that I've FAILED!


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29 Nov 2009   #12
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Success!
I deleted it, and extended my C; drive.
The thing is I didn't get any 'warning' messages. Strange.

Thanks for most of the replies. lol


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29 Nov 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that all went well.
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29 Nov 2009   #14
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm happy to hear that all went well.
Thanks!
Any idea why I didn't get that warning message?
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29 Nov 2009   #15
Brenz

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Dang I was too late. I have a HP Pavillion as well.

I just formatted it and it didnt cause any problems.
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29 Nov 2009   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm happy to hear that all went well.
Thanks!
Any idea why I didn't get that warning message?
I suppose that it or the service was not in use at that time.
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29 Nov 2009   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I had my C: drive with my XP and a D: drive with my factory restore files. Before I installed Win 7, I d/l Partition Wizard and formated D:. I got none of the messages that you did. I then installed Win 7 using a clean install and it went fine. I don't see why you got the messages.
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