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Windows 7: Delete partition


11 Sep 2009   #11

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeVeNrOxS View Post
Hello Friends I have installed a fresh copy of windows 7 in My D Drive.My OS drive before was C Drive. I didn't want any back up of old OS system files, so I decided to install fresh copy in another drive i.e D.But ,now when I try to format my old C Drive ( inorder to remove 2 options of windows 7 while booting & empty the drive) , it gives an error that windows cannot format drive.When I try to delete folders inside that drive , i get message " You require trustedinstaller permission to delete this file" What does it mean?
so I decided to install fresh copy in another drive i.e D.= When ask to a new clean install in C: Then you will find your old OS will become Windows.old nice and your C: will be your master BOOT DRIVE.
then you can open msconfig find the original Win 7 link click 1 time, move down to delete that entry. Now you left with only Win 7 in C:\ Yes nice.
reboot.
after reboot open my computer, properties, cleanup, advanced, there you will see old windows version. click yes...
let it run. then reboot....
wow, you only have the option to boot into C:\ Windows 7.
You can format the HDD-partition with old Windows 7 on it. and the windows.old version of Vista or XP.

Fantastic.
Windows 7 will do everything and its SAFE - FAST - EASY.


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11 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I think that the easiest thing to do would be to start again. What you have done by installing onto another drive is in effect create a multi-boot system. The main boot files are on your original drive and, if you look in Disk Management, you will see that drive is marked System.
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This is mine. The partition marked as System is the first one that has an OS installed. The bootstrap loader resides on that partition, and any subsequent OS installations make changes to that to enable a list of OSes to be displayed (and selected from) upon boot. As it is a System partition, it is protected from formatting from within the OS, as is formatting the partition of the current running OS in the same way.


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11 Sep 2009   #13

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
so I decided to install fresh copy in another drive i.e D.= When ask to a new clean install in C: Then you will find your old OS will become Windows.old nice and your C: will be your master BOOT DRIVE.
then you can open msconfig find the original Win 7 link click 1 time, move down to delete that entry. Now you left with only Win 7 in C:\ Yes nice.
reboot.
after reboot open my computer, properties, cleanup, advanced, there you will see old windows version. click yes...
let it run. then reboot....
wow, you only have the option to boot into C:\ Windows 7.
You can format the HDD-partition with old Windows 7 on it. and the windows.old version of Vista or XP.

Fantastic.
Windows 7 will do everything and its SAFE - FAST - EASY.
If i've taken this the wrong way then I apologize in advance.....

There's no need to sound so patronizing, if he's not heard about this option (and I heven't either) then I don't believe talking to the OP like a child will solve anything....
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11 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Forgot to mention that you can use the options to delete and create partitions from within the installation routine - see Step 7 Clean Install Windows 7
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11 Sep 2009   #15

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Forgot to mention that you can use the options to delete and create partitions from within the installation routine - see Step 7 Clean Install Windows 7
LOL, I was just thinking that very same thought

Hopefully it won't sc3w up the boot manager
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11 Sep 2009   #16

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

so i have to format both drives again and install in one of the drive ?
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11 Sep 2009   #17

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

my SS of BCDedit
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11 Sep 2009   #18

 
 

I would go with Dwarf's second suggestion about the deleting within the install. This way you can delete the partition you don't want then you will need to run a Repair Install or Startup Repair
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11 Sep 2009   #19

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I would go with Dwarf's second suggestion about the deleting within the install. This way you can delete the partition you don't want then you will need to run a Repair Install or Startup Repair
Another option would be to do the reinstall but unplug the original C: drive. That way all the correct changes are made to the new drive.
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11 Sep 2009   #20

 
 

Ah, very true Robert, nice thought
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