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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installed on C drive and D/Recovery Drive

07 Oct 2010   #1

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Windows 7 Installed on C drive and D/Recovery Drive

Ok-I was reinstalling Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1750. I, by mistake, installed it on the D/Recovery Drive. Did not realize this until I went to install my MS Office again. After realizing my mistake I reinstalled on the C drive. Now I have Windows 7 on C and D. My recovery drive is completely full and I wanted to see if there is a way I can remove it off of my recovery drive. The one on my C drive is working great. I do know a little bit about computers. I looked over several forums online but nothing seems to be in just plain "cornbread english" for me to understand fully. Can anyone please help me....

Thanks,
Amanda


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07 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awalls View Post
Ok-I was reinstalling Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1750. I, by mistake, installed it on the D/Recovery Drive. Did not realize this until I went to install my MS Office again. After realizing my mistake I reinstalled on the C drive. Now I have Windows 7 on C and D. My recovery drive is completely full and I wanted to see if there is a way I can remove it off of my recovery drive. The one on my C drive is working great. I do know a little bit about computers. I looked over several forums online but nothing seems to be in just plain "cornbread english" for me to understand fully. Can anyone please help me....

Thanks,
Amanda
When you reinstalled Win 7, did you do it from a DVD? If that is the case, there should not be anything on the recovery drive that you would need. Let me know how you reinstalled Win 7 and what is on the D drive.
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07 Oct 2010   #3
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Hello awalls, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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07 Oct 2010   #4

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I installed on both drives w/ my re installation dvd that came w/ my dell package. I really appreciate any help...when i got to reading and it started talking about reformat this and repartition this...i started getting lost...any help is so great


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07 Oct 2010   #5
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do you get a screen like this when the PC is first booted with 2 Windows 7 entries or does W_7 just start right up?

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07 Oct 2010   #6

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I get that screen w/ 2 windows 7. the top one is my c drive ( which I am using right now ) and the bottom one is my recovery drive
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07 Oct 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

1) If you select the "other" W_7 will it start-up and run correctly?

2) Do you have a Windows 7 full installer DVD?
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07 Oct 2010   #8

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it will run correctly...im not sure it this is the full installation dvd or not. I am attaching a picture of what I have.
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07 Oct 2010   #9

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This is the disk that I have


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07 Oct 2010   #10
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That looks like it's a full installer.



The first thing I'd do is to make the C: partition as the "System, Active" partition so that is where the Windows 7 boot files will be stored; you can see that the D: partition is now that.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below for a description of what needs done to accomplish this, this is a needed step to be able to remove the other partitions; that is what you want to do, correct?

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


After you have C: booting as "System, Active" post back and we'll discuss the next step.
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