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Windows 7: About to delete volume. Says it's system but win7 on other boot drive.

23 Jun 2010   #1
Dylanpieper

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 
About to delete volume. Says it's system but win7 on other boot drive.

Ok so i had windows xp on the c:/ drive. I then installed windows 7 on it's own drive. Now i am thinking of deleting the c:/ volume since it has no use anymore. My windows 7 volume is now a boot volume and my c:/ drive still says system. I deleted all the contents possible inside of it even system 32 and nothing bad happened but i have to override in the cmd to delete it sense it is a system drive. Will this effect my windows 7 booting? Thanks.

it also says override cause drive is in use....


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23 Jun 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Dylanpieper, welcome to Seven Forums!



When you use the term "drive" do you mean a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or a partition on a HDD?
Do you have 1 or 2 HDDs in the PC?


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23 Jun 2010   #3
Dylanpieper

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 

a partition of course ^.^ all of the volumes on the same HDD though.


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23 Jun 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Then will you post a snip / screenshot of disk management so we can see what you have; have a look at the tutorial at the link bellow and post a shot of the whole disk management; in the start menu right click computer, manage, at the left pane click disk management.


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23 Jun 2010   #5
Dylanpieper

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 

Ok, just a better explanation:

I want to delete my old C:/ drive becasue i now have a new boot drive N:/ for Windows 7.

All i want to know if it is safe, it says it's a system drive and says "in use" although my boot (main) partition is N:/.

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23 Jun 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Then will you post a snip / screenshot of disk management so we can see what you have; have a look at the tutorial at the link bellow and post a shot of the whole disk management; in the start menu right click computer, manage, at the left pane click disk management.


How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums


This would help.
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23 Jun 2010   #7
Dylanpieper

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 

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23 Jun 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Windows can't boot from a logical partition, or so I've been told as I've never tried it myself.
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23 Jun 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your boot files are on Win XP partition.
If you delete that partition Win 7 will NOT BOOT.
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23 Jun 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Windows can't boot from a logical partition, or so I've been told as I've never tried it myself.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your boot files are on Win XP partition.
If you delete that partition Win 7 will NOT BOOT.


Thanks theog, I should have been more specific.

What I believe is, even if the boot files are moved/copied to the Windows 7 partition it will not boot from a logical partition
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