Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: delete 1 partition's OS and save other OS

07 Apr 2013   #11
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

it still unable to format?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Apr 2013   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No need to unplug anything, just change the boot order, as advised.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Add ram , he wants to delete the D partition .

You could run the same commands in Command Prompt in Recovery mode . Do you have a windows 7 installation disc if not System Repair Disc - Create then choose command prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Apr 2013   #14
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

yes i have the disc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

The OP should not format or delete the System partition before the boot files are written to C so we know for sure it can boot on its own.

You have two HD"s as shown unless there is a serious misreading by Disk Mgmt. It couldn't have both C and D marked Active otherwise, too, since there can only be one Active flag per disk.



Boot into BIOS setup by tapping the key given for Setup at boot, look under Storage devices to see how many HD's are detected. If it's two as shown in Disk Mgmt, then disable Disk0 temporarily to do the repairs as given earlier.

If BIOS says there is only one HD, then mark D Inactive to run the 3 Startup Repairs with reboots as given earlier, until Win7 boots and C is marked System Active. Make sure you select the Win7 on C to do the repairs when you boot into DVD or Repair CD.

If System files continue on D then you will need to run Diskpart Delete Partition Override on the D partition so that no preceding partition can accept the boot files and they are forced written onto C. (E is Logical so can't host them anyway).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #16
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

ok will give this a try.
may take a few minutes , i am quite a noobie
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Add ram , he wants to delete the D partition .

You could run the same commands in Command Prompt in Recovery mode . Do you have a windows 7 installation disc if not System Repair Disc - Create then choose command prompt
I knew that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #18
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Razzpution

What is on Drive E:\ ? If you don't need that you could just wipe the entire drive with the clean command
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

He seems to think there is only one HD. We need to clear that up first. Follow the steps I just wrote.

Read over the steps first so you know you understand them and if not ask back any questions until you understand fully. These are the steps developed here since before Win7 was even released and used successfully countless thousands of times.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #20
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

nothing on e or f


Attached Thumbnails
delete 1 partition's OS and save other OS-5-7.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 delete 1 partition's OS and save other OS




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Theme Pack - Create, Save, Install, and Delete
How to Make your own Windows 7 Theme Pack A theme pack is a cab file (.themepack) that includes a desktop background, window colors, sounds, screen saver, icons, and mouse pointers (cursors) used to change your Windows 7 theme all at once instead of each individual item. A theme pack...
Tutorials
how to delete picture save as info
I am looking to delete the information from when I save a picture from the net. Like when you click picture save as and it opens a new box and you type in the new file name...The file name is what i'm trying to delete. I tried cleaning the browser and used ccleaner but didn't help. Can you?:)
Music, Pictures & Video
Save Space? Delete old Windows7 Update Files?
I know update files can take up space over time. Im using windows 7 ultimate 64 with all current updates... Are the size of these files worth deleting? Are they safe to delete? just a quick question. Thanks.
Windows Updates & Activation
save to d partition as default
When I bought my computer the HDD was already partitioned into 'c' and 'd'. I did not understand the reason for this. I had been saving all 'my documents' to C:\my documents..... As the 'c' partition was nearly full I have now moved my documents to the 'd' partition. How can I get Excel and...
General Discussion
Save my hidden partition?
Hi! I just bought Windows 7 today and am excited to install it. I've backed up all the personal data I needed to and am now ready to install it, except for one thing. I can't make recovery disks for my current installation of Vista 64-bit (ie, if I really need to go back to it, I can't thanks to...
Installation & Setup
Will the backup tool save the partition table?
I have a OCZ Vertex. My vertx is aligned on rules 1&2 but missaligned under rule#3 Guide RAID / Non-RAID Partition Alignment for max performance - OCZ Forum Can i use windows 7 backup tool and have them saved on DVDs, then use the windows 7 disk to format the drive (hopefully making it aligned)?...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App