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Windows 7: HELP I need to delete Windows 7 64bitThis topic is a duplicate of anot

16 Aug 2013   #1
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 
HELP I need to delete Windows 7 64bitThis topic is a duplicate of anot

I know that you guys live in USA and are only waking up but I have a BIG problem.

This might sound silly but I am a bit of a geek and have built and repared computers. I have a hard disl and windows is screwing up. It is the only parttion on it. I like to partiton a hard disk with a windows only partition but in this case I am stuffed.
I re-booted the PC with another disk and installed windows. This works fine.
I plugged in the SATA cable to the internal disk. Using MS DOS diskpart I made it inactive. As I am not booting of this internal disk, I tried to delete the windows partiton. It apears I need permission to perform this operation. This is a stand alone PC. I am the sole owner of it. Why do I need permission to delete a folder of another hard disk that is not active and I am not booting from it? HELP ME PLEASE (Desperate)
TIA
Desmond.


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16 Aug 2013   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Although i don't live in the USA I might be able to help!
Can you post a screenshot of your Disc management?
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16 Aug 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Live Linux CD/DVD

You could use GParted, if you have access to a Live Ubuntu CD (or USB).

There are other Disc Partition tools that you can run from CDs/DVDs or USB sticks.
I'm sure that someone can recommend some.

I use GParted for my HDD partitioning.
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16 Aug 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

It's nearly impossible to interpret what you wrote but I think you said you did a booted install to a HD with the old Win7 HD unplugged, then when you plugged back in the old drive you Clean Install Windows 7 can't delete it's old Win7 partition in Disk Mgmt or access its files.

Install Take Ownership Shortcut to run it on the data drive. If the old Win7 partition won't delete use Partition Wizard to delete it and then repartition or recover its space using Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
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16 Aug 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by otuatail View Post
I know that you guys live in USA and are only waking up but I have a BIG problem.

This might sound silly but I am a bit of a geek and have built and repared computers. I have a hard disl and windows is screwing up. It is the only parttion on it. I like to partiton a hard disk with a windows only partition but in this case I am stuffed.
I re-booted the PC with another disk and installed windows. This works fine.
I plugged in the SATA cable to the internal disk. Using MS DOS diskpart I made it inactive. As I am not booting of this internal disk, I tried to delete the windows partiton. It apears I need permission to perform this operation. This is a stand alone PC. I am the sole owner of it. Why do I need permission to delete a folder of another hard disk that is not active and I am not booting from it? HELP ME PLEASE (Desperate)
TIA
Desmond.
It might help if you completed your system specs! Also you do seem to be in the habit of starting a thread then not bothering to respond when someone offers help!
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