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Windows 7: Need to remove old windows 7 from partition


23 Feb 2011   #11

windows 7 professional x 64
 
 

O.K. Gregrocker Thanks for taking the time on helping with my problem and I'll take a snip or screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings. I am going to be at work till 8:00 P.M. Central Time so I'll be late when I post it but it will be in there by tomorow for sure. Thanks again Raner

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23 Feb 2011   #12

windows 7 professional x 64
 
 

Hey Gregrocker here is screenshot you needed let me know what you think.

SSD Disk 0 (C) has New Windows 7 Pro ( I want to keep in Duel Boot Setup)

Hard Drive Disk 1 (E) has Windows XP Pro ( I need to keep in Duel Boot Setup)
Disk 1 (G) has Old Windows 7 Pro ( I need to remove from Boot Order)

SSD Disk 2 (F) has games in it only

Let me know if you need any other infromation. Thanks Raner


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23 Feb 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

See if you can access the one-time BIOS Boot menu to boot into XP HD now. Look for the key on BIOS Boot Screen to tap repeatedly at bootup or use one of these:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

Next see if you can open your User folders on G from C. If so, we can help you link and move your C User folders to G which can then act as a data drive for C and even for XP if you want. This is the best arrangement for a smaller SSD - to move the User folders to a larger HD. User Folders - Change Default Location.

If not, do you have a place to back up the files you want from G long enough to format it?
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23 Feb 2011   #14

windows 7 professional x 64
 
 

Gregrocker, got in in the bios but only one OS is Present it is the C drive New Windows 7, no Xp or old windows 7 Present, and thanks again for all you time Raner.
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23 Feb 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

In that case install EasyBCD 2.0 to Windows 7, add XP on the Add New Entry tab. Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0! — The NeoSmart Files

To delete the G Windows folder, take ownership of it using this rightclick shortcut, then try to delete it: Take Ownership Shortcut

Clean up your User folders so they are out in the root of the G partition, link and move corresponding C User folders to G: User Folders - Change Default Location
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28 Feb 2011   #16

windows 7 professional x 64
 
 

Problem solved: Thanks to the help of GREGROCKER, what we finally did was I gave gregrocker permission to get in to my PC with Team Viewer and he deleted all the old windows 7 files and hooked up E:dive and G:diver so windows 7 would use the G:drive to dump everything in it so the E drive is running windows 7 and the program files only. Now that I only have windows 7 and xp O.S. when I start my PC I get the screen to choose which O.S. I want to boot up. He did a very good job, so if you post and he is helping you do what he says and your problem will be fixed, he knows his way around windows 7 and if I don't miss my guess he is pretty good with xp also. Well so long for now and Thanks again GREGROCKER. Raner
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28 Feb 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raner View Post
Problem solved: Thanks to the help of GREGROCKER, what we finally did was I gave gregrocker permission to get in to my PC with viewmaster
Raner, can you please tell me what viewmaster is?
Is it a remote PC controller such as PC anywhere ect:?

Thanks
D.
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28 Feb 2011   #18

windows 7 professional x 64
 
 
My mistake on team master

I was at work when I did the last post, and it is Team Viewer not View Master, sorry about that. Raner
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28 Feb 2011   #19
Microsoft MVP

 

Works great, too!



The problem with helping root out dead Windows OS files is that taking ownership doesn't work on some, permissioning Everyone doesn't work on others, some have to be permissioned down to the youngest child (which is where the Viewmaster comes in).

This left Raner with his old Windows 7's User folders on G which were then linked from his new C installation. XP Repair install got his XP bootable again, which he did himself.
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