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Windows 7: Help with deleting a partition


27 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 
Help with deleting a partition

I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 on my daughter’s laptop her hdd has a OEM partition of 2 GB with the fujitsu simmms back up on it the rest of the hdd has win 7 on it. Obviously I no longer need the 2 GB partition as the vista o/s it came with is now no longer being used.

I have tried to delete this partition in disk management by clicking on it and hitting del on the key board or right clicking but when you do this the only thing that comes up is the word HELP.

Can anyone tell me how to delete this partition and merge it with the remainder of the drive?

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27 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballie View Post
I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 on my daughter’s laptop her hdd has a OEM partition of 2 GB with the fujitsu simmms back up on it the rest of the hdd has win 7 on it. Obviously I no longer need the 2 GB partition as the vista o/s it came with is now no longer being used.

I have tried to delete this partition in disk management by clicking on it and hitting del on the key board or right clicking but when you do this the only thing that comes up is the word HELP.

Can anyone tell me how to delete this partition and merge it with the remainder of the drive?
What about when you are in Disk Management, highlight the partition and click on the "Action" tab in. It has the same functions as the right click.
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27 Dec 2009   #3

 

Windows disk management is pretty primitive.

Use of a third party utility, like Easeus Partition Manager for example, offers you far greater control and much more operational power.

There's also a paid for professional version available, but the link above is to the freeware home user version.
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27 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

You could also have a go with this , From one of Brinks tutorials.

Partition or Volume - Delete
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27 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

We have really good luck here with free Partition Wizard CD, which will delete the partitions you want gone, Resize the Windows 7 partition into the space.

Only if the partition is an EISA locked partition does it need special diskpart override delete commands.

Most recovery partitions are disabled when a new OS is clean installed. You can test if yours still functions by tapping the key given for Recovery on the first bootup screen.

If you would like specific advice on deleting these and recovering the space into Windows 7, please post back here a Screenshot of your full Disk Management map, using the Snipping tool in the Start Menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box.
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27 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We have really good luck here with free Partition Wizard CD, which will delete the partitions you want gone, Resize the Windows 7 partition into the space.

I am now in the deep sh.. I tried the free partition wiz it seemed to work ok it deleted the 2gb partition then I resized the other one by the 2gb.

However, the pc now won't boot is says there is no o/s !!! my daughter is going crazy because all her photos and hundreds of Ł of itunes music was on that hdd is they any way I can access the hdd to get her files back.

Anyone please help
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27 Dec 2009   #7

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Again my opinion....buy a second hard drive, install windows on it. You can probably still get all the data on the existing hard drive and now you have a system and stroage drive where your saved data will not be messed with no matter what happens to the system.
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27 Dec 2009   #8

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

This is a lap top hdd, I have put in my desk top pc but is says the disk needs formatting before it can be read, I dare not do that as it will wipe the lot and I am hoping there might be some way of getting some files off the disk still
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27 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Run Repair

Put your Windows 7 disc back in run a repair.
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27 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Reread

I just reread your first post you said you did a clean install but later you said there was a lot of data you did not want to loose so it's sounding more like you did an upgrade not a clean install am I understanding right?
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