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Windows 7: 2 Windows 7 Installations on 2 partitions, can't delete old one.


21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
2 Windows 7 Installations on 2 partitions, can't delete old one.

Hello, I've been looking around on the internet, and the seven forums, and I can't seem to find anyone with a similar problem.

I just re-installed Windows 7 to drive C: as I was having some problems with it being on W: (Some games just hate it apparently, I'm looking at you Sleeping Dogs)

I've tried to format it but the option wasn't there and EaseUS has it listed as the system partition which I've also tried to fix but to no avail.

I've gotten the boot over to C: and that's about all I've been able to accomplish.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also here's the image for Disk Management.




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21 Aug 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediaexpo View Post
Hello, I've been looking around on the internet, and the seven forums, and I can't seem to find anyone with a similar problem.

I just re-installed Windows 7 to drive C: as I was having some problems with it being on W: (Some games just hate it apparently, I'm looking at you Sleeping Dogs)

I've tried to format it but the option wasn't there and EaseUS has it listed as the system partition which I've also tried to fix but to no avail.

I've gotten the boot over to C: and that's about all I've been able to accomplish.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also here's the image for Disk Management.

W has the bootmenu and the bootmgr!! First do this Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Reboot and post disk management screenshot again
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21 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mediaexpo, welcome to Seven Forums!


It's because the "new" Windows 7 is on an Extended partition / Logical drive and Windows OSs aren't capable of booting from an Extended partition, the boot files, the files needed to boot Windows must reside on a Primary partition.

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


To remedy this first the Extended must be converted to a Primary, have a look at Option One of this first tutorial linked below.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Then you will need to use this tutorial to add/create the boot files to the C: partition.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD


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21 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies, I'll get back shortly after trying them.
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21 Aug 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello mediaexpo, welcome to Seven Forums!


It's because the "new" Windows 7 is on an Extended partition / Logical drive and Windows OSs aren't capable of booting from an Extended partition, the boot files, the files needed to boot Windows must reside on a Primary partition.

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


To remedy this first the Extended must be converted to a Primary, have a look at Option One of this first tutorial linked below.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Then you will need to use this tutorial to add/create the boot files to the C: partition.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD


good point! I didn't notice C was a logical partition
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21 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post



good point! I didn't notice C was a logical partition

No biggie mate, where here as a team to help others.
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21 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried EasyBCD, and as suspected it won't change the boot to a logical drive.

My burner has been dead for a month so I can't burn anything to a CD. Is there anything I can do? Use a Flash Drive or mount it with MagicISO?
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21 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Why would you put the OS at the opposite end of a huge HD from where the reader parks?

Using free Partition Wizard Bootable CD, I would make your intended OS partition at the left end of the HD by deleting C and W - which should have been deleted during reinstall - then grabbing E with mouse left click to drag it intact the the right.

Then boot the installer to create and format your install partition there.
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21 Aug 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just create a bootable USB stick.


Partition Wizard Bootable Flash Drive




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21 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just create a bootable USB stick.


Partition Wizard Bootable Flash Drive




I'm an idiot, I just saw that on the website. Doing it now! Thanks.

& Greg, it's been awhile so the thought completely slipped my mind. I totally forgot about putting it first.
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