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   #31
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

OK Thanks
I have to stop for about an hour . I will try it when I return and post back.
Thanks for everyones patience.
Best regards
razz


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Apr 2013   #32
gregrocker

 

I'm taking my dog to the beach so will also be back later.

It would be helpful if you read over the steps I've given you to try to understand and ask back any question if you have them.

If by chance you also have questions about your install you can also look over the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail Win7) as we can help you get a perfect install now instead of what you may have.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #33
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

ok I thought i did it exactly how described but I see no difference: see attachment


Attached Thumbnails
delete 1 partition's OS and save other OS-6-7.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Apr 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

D is still active. Let me walk you through it:

Boot into BIOS setup by tapping the key on first boot screen for this. Look under storage drives to see if you can disable Disk0. If not set Disk1 (C) HD first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after Disk drive, Save changes and Exit.

If unable to disable Disk0 (D) HD in BIOS, in Win7 type CMD in Start button Search box, rightclick the result to Run As Administrator.

Type:

Diskpart
List disk
Sel disk 0 (confirm from list DISK0 is D HD)
List partition
Sel Part 1 (confirm from list part 1 is D partition)
Inactive
Exit

Now boot into Win7 DVd or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts, check in Disk Mgmt if C is now marked System and report back.

If not run the Diskpart commands again but this time after Sel Part 1 type Delete Partition Override, try repairs again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #35
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

Well I must be an idiot because I thought I followed each step regarding both scenarios at least 6 times each, Nd I still get the same c and d
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #36
gregrocker

 

Did you try disabling the HD first in BIOS setup? There's been no response to that suggestion made several times. That's the only sure way to force the repair function to write the System boot files to another HD if it isn't in the first Disk0 slot.

If there is no way to disable the old HD, then try Deleting Partition Override command on D I've given you three times now.

I need to know exactly which of several options I've given you have not worked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #37
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

Did you try disabling the HD first in BIOS setup? i went toCMD and followed all suggestions


There's been no response to that suggestion made several times. That's the only sure way to force the repair function to write the System boot files to another HD if it isn't in the first Disk0 slot.

If there is no way to disable the old HD, then try Deleting Partition Override command on D I've given you three times now. i did that several times now.

I need to know exactly which of several options I've given you have not worked. i have tried each of the suggestions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #38
gregrocker

 

Were you able to reboot into BIOS setup by tapping the key given on first screen (usually ESC or F2), find the tab for Storage devices and disable the old Win7 HD to run the repairs?

Then go to Boot tab to set the new Win7 HD first HD to boot, after DVD Drive.

Save changes and exit, Boot into Win7 disk to run the Repairs without interference by the old HD, and with the new HD set to boot first since it will not boot otherwise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #39
VistaKing

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

I believe the settings for disabling the hard drive is inside System Configuration inside the BIOS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2013   #40
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

Thanks people, I can not find them in my bios and I think I should just take a break for tonight , if I do not I think the next test will be the z4 story bounce test, thanks again, I am not giving up just taking an evening respite.CheersCheers
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 10:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App