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Windows 7: can i format my drive containing vista now ??

24 Jul 2009   #1
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 
can i format my drive containing vista now ??

hi all...
i have 3 partition in my pc...
C drive contains vista home basic...D drive contains some data and E drive contains new win7 7260
now...i am not using vista anymore..so can i format my c drive directly...
and one more thing..i have lenovo y510 laptop...and it has a one key recovery option...so if i format my c drive....will i be able to use that one key recovery feature in future ???
and apart from 3 partition...i have one more partition which is hidden...in computer management tool...it shows "OEM".
so what do you say ??? is it safe to format my C drive now to get more hdd space ??? but please...i should be able to use "one key recovery"...so reply wisely..please


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24 Jul 2009   #2
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 

If you haven't messed with the hidden OEM partition, you'll be able to restore C drive to the way it was delivered from the factory.

I should add that if you created new partitions, you may have problems. If you do, you'll have to delete those created partitions before restoring.
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24 Jul 2009   #3
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

please admins....please help me out soon
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24 Jul 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
please admins....please help me out soon
Don't expect help from just the admins, we all help out here.
Did you even read Bum's reply?

The OEM partition is your recovery partition put there by the Manufacturer. This will restore the computer to default settings and programs (OS included) if you want. Don't delete it unless you are sure.

If you no longer use Vista and want it gone, then go ahead and delete it. No problem. Just use delete partition (from computer management) and then extend the Seven (or whatever partition) into that free space.

~Lordbob
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24 Jul 2009   #5
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Don't expect help from just the admins, we all help out here.
Did you even read Bum's reply?

The OEM partition is your recovery partition put there by the Manufacturer. This will restore the computer to default settings and programs (OS included) if you want. Don't delete it unless you are sure.

If you no longer use Vista and want it gone, then go ahead and delete it. No problem. Just use delete partition (from computer management) and then extend the Seven (or whatever partition) into that free space.

~Lordbob
sorry dude i wasnt meaning that but actually i was not sure and i am very afraid that i might lose my vista one key recovery...because you know...it is the best feature of my laptop..and if something happens to that ...
and please..believe me...i didnt mean that at all...i apologizw for those words...
but i am very worried about this issue...on one side...i want to free some space and on the other hand i am afraid to lose one key recovery....
so please....help me soon...i am asking you all once again..should i format my C drive now ?
thanks to all
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24 Jul 2009   #6
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

and also want to add one more thing...my vista is an original one....so please...i dont want to take any risk..please reply
thanks
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24 Jul 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

As I said above: If you keep the OEM recovery partition, you can do WHATEVER you want to the other partitions with no danger. But if you want to restore, you will need to create a new partition to restore to.

~Lordbob
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24 Jul 2009   #8
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
As I said above: If you keep the OEM recovery partition, you can do WHATEVER you want to the other partitions with no danger. But if you want to restore, you will need to create a new partition to restore to.

~Lordbob
ok thanks i hope it works.... thanks so much
but i tell you....i am afraid so much for the first time :P
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24 Jul 2009   #9
Frostbite

 

Then I would recommend you take a full system backup before you start. I know I will. Use a imaging software like Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost.
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25 Jul 2009   #10
bankerrahul

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

and one more question...if i format c drive directly...will it be also deleted from the os selection boot menu ???
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