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Windows 7: Can't delete old vista partition :/

24 Nov 2009   #51

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
how would i mark it as active?

sorry for all these questions, its just that i want to be 100% sure

edit: if i dont delete the vista partition and delete the win7 one, then expand the unallocated space to the vista one, then format it and install will it then be active because the vista one was active to begin with
You don't need to worry about what gets marked active and what doesn't. I don't even see how that got into the conversation. You WANT the 100mb partition to be there. It contains the Windows Recovery Environment and will be invaluable to you if you have system problems later on.

Stop getting caught up in all the extraneous stuff that has been discussed in this thread. Partitions really have nothing to do with who has access to what. That is dealt with by user ID within Windows.

Boot on the DVD, remove the existing partitions, install in the unallocated space (bearing in mind this will erase anything on the drive). Set up the users with the abilities you want them to have. VERY simple.
well this is the post to end all discussion.

Thanks a lot homie. Repped!

edit: it wont allow me to rep u again lol

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24 Nov 2009   #52

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i have not read all the posts in this thread, but this is how i solved this problem.

you can't delete the vista partition as it is your system drive. you need to change your win 7 partition to the system drive first.

go here and download easy bcd 2.0 latest build

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diagnostics / change boot drive.

after that if you want to extend the win 7 partition to the old vista partition you should use something like partition wizard as windows will not extend to a drive that is to the left of your existing partition. partition wizard will require you to restart and will do it during boot.

remember to back up all your personal files before you do anything!

good luck!
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