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Windows 7: need to delete OS off recovery drive!

06 Jul 2010   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hang on.

Why do you want to wipe all and reinstall?


The installation you finally did onto the D partition is OK ?


Pretty easy to make that the system partition.


You can delete the installed windows files from C after to free up the space on it.


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06 Jul 2010   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As you already installed x32bit, you must of booted from DVD.

In your x64 install you may find a program to make your Recovery DVD's & driver disk.

Can you post your specs. we can than find a download link for drivers.
Filling out System Specs
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06 Jul 2010   #23
gms

Windows 7
 
 

Hold on... I think I found something with F12...
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06 Jul 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gms View Post
A brief background:

When we purchased this laptop (a Dell Inspiron), it came with Windows 7, the 64-bit version. My wife is taking a work-from-home job which only supports the 32-bit version of Windows 7, so I had to go out and buy the lesser version after just buying her a brand-new computer

I accidentally installed the 32-bit version on the C: drive (recovery) because -- as I stated above -- I've never seen anything BUT the large hard drive be labeled C...

Now I don't have enough space left to do a system restore and I keep getting pop-up windows stating I don't have enough memory left...

I really just want to restore my recovery drive to the way it was, if possible. If I have to, I guess we can just delete it off altogether if that's the only option available to me at this point...

I have now installed the needed 32-bit version to my D drive, which hopefully shows up as it was done correctly to you guys in my screenshot above.

Let me know if you have any more questions...

Thanks,
Greg

Hello SIW

He needs the space, he's getting space warnings and he just needs the 32-bit and that would be the easiest way to go don't you agree?
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06 Jul 2010   #25
gms

Windows 7
 
 

I'm getting ready to do step # 1 of the "Boot to repair options" now...
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06 Jul 2010   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good, keep us informed.
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06 Jul 2010   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gms View Post
I'm getting ready to do step # 1 of the "Boot to repair options" now...
Backup first.
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06 Jul 2010   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If he doesn't want the 64 bit, then yes reinstall 32 bit in the correct place.

As he has the install discs ( if he is able to run off the recovery discs - he might as well do that too),

he doesn't need the recovery partition anymore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2010   #29
gms

Windows 7
 
 

Hmmm... OK, question:

I'm following the steps, and I'm just before step #2 where it asks me for System Recovery Options.

It gives me a chocie of using recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows..

I don't need to FIX the Windows 7 OS on the Recovery disk... I need to DELETE it!

That make any sense?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2010   #30
gms

Windows 7
 
 

Or... if I choose the correct file location this time, will it automatically be deleted from the other (the recovery drive)?
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