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Windows 7: Dead Partition: Need Help Restoring or Deleting

07 Jun 2015   #1
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Dead Partition: Need Help Restoring or Deleting

No, this has nothing to do with my computer. It does, but it doesn't have anything to do with my Windows 7 system. Anyway, a while back, I made dual boot partition with Windows 10 Insider Preview and Windows 7. After I restored my system using the Acer disks, my dual boot configuration stopped working. I am assuming the Windows 10 partition is dead.

Below is the screenshot and to the right is the Windows 10 partition that is selected.




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07 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

See if you can make it work with EasyBCD? Here is the tutorial https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/bcd-based/ supports up to 8/8.1 perhaps W10 will work as well
If not, you can just format that partition I guess.
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07 Jun 2015   #3
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
See if you can make it work with EasyBCD? Here is the tutorial https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/bcd-based/ supports up to 8/8.1 perhaps W10 will work as well
If not, you can just format that partition I guess.
Okay. Thanks, I will see if it will work.
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07 Jun 2015   #4
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

GoKay, that didn't give me a download link.
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07 Jun 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi do you still have the install media for win-10tp JJ ?
You can probably boot to it and use the startup repair,

If you intend on upgrading your 7 install with 10 I'd just format the partition and be done with it.
Right click the dead partition and click on Format. ntfs.
After that all the space on D will be available.
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07 Jun 2015   #6
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi do you still have the install media for win-10tp JJ ?
You can probably boot to it and use the startup repair,

If you intend on upgrading your 7 install with 10 I'd just format the partition and be done with it.
Right click the dead partition and click on Format. ntfs.
After that all the space on D will be available.
I believe I still have it. I will go and check.
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07 Jun 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

Install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required)
to Windows 7 to add Windows 10 (probably listed in the choice menu as Windows 8 instead). If this doesn't work then as stated you can boot the Windows 10 disk into Repair choice on second screen to run an Automatic Repair - same as Windows 8 Automatic Repair

if you don't want Windows 10 then post a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and we'll help you remove it as long as it isn't marked System Active.
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07 Jun 2015   #8
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay. Thanks Greg. All in all, Windows 10 is okay, but I really don't see a difference in it than Windows 8. Does that change my mind about updating to Windows 10? No, it doesn't. I will update to it, to stay current.
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07 Jun 2015   #9
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Can someone show me how to delete that Windows 10 partition? I really don't see the need in it, since I am going to upgrade to Windows 10 when it gets here.
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07 Jun 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Go to the same place where you took the screen shot JJ,
Right click the D partition and click on Format.

You can also open disk management and do the same thing,
After that just right click it again and click on delete,
Delete will turn it into Unallocated space once that happens you can increase the size of the C partition to take up the entire area again.
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