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Windows 7: Windows 7 installed on recovery

24 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 installed on recovery

Hey all,

I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on my Dell laptop. After a bit of googling I have seen that I installed it on my recovery drive and have now run out of room, and it seems vista is still installed on my C: drive (I have the option of either running vista or 7 when I start up). So, my question is, how do I get rid of vista and install 7 onto the C: drive without destroying something? Do I just copy the files from recovery onto the C: drive and replace the ones there?

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24 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello disco, 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.


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24 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 




This is my recovery drive, where windows 7 is installed.


And my C: drive, where all of the old stuff is. I did a full install instead of the "upgrade" option as I didn't mind if all of the stuff in here got wiped, I have backed up what I wanted... Just realised now as I started downloading things again that it is all saving onto the recovery drive instead of the C: drive, and when I had a look in C: drive program files, it seems everything is still there (much to my annoyance as I was hoping that installing Windows7 would not only give me windows7 but would also clean up all the rubbish I have downloaded haha)
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24 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

None of that is what we asked for and it is no help.
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24 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry, got caught up posting that additonal stuff and missed your post!

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24 Mar 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hiya BFK - have fun with this one.
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24 Mar 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The OS you are in right now is the one installed to the recovery partition and is now worthless as a factory recovery partition and it can be removed without issue.

Is there anything on that partition you need to save to C: partition, the Vista partition before you remove the 'new' Windows 7 partition?
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24 Mar 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hiya BFK - have fun with this one.

Hello SIW, I'm on my way to bed for the night and it's Greg's turn!
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24 Mar 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have a good night.
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24 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The OS you are in right now is the one installed to the recovery partition and is now worthless as a factory recovery partition and it can be removed without issue.

Is there anything on that partition you need to save to C: partition, the Vista partition before you remove the 'new' Windows 7 partition?

Currently there isn't anything on here that needs to be saved, everything of value is still on my USB drive.
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