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

21 Aug 2012   #11
mediaexpo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, I've got C: as a Primary Partition now and I've got the boot over onto it. W: is still listed as System in Disk Management, but in Partition Wizard it's listed as boot still.




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21 Aug 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediaexpo View Post
Okay, I've got C: as a Primary Partition now and I've got the boot over onto it. W: is still listed as System in Disk Management, but in Partition Wizard it's listed as boot still.

What is called system in win7 is called boot in partition wizard.
What is called system in partition wizard is called boot in win7.

Your system still boots from W! Do the easybcd trick to move boot files to C. Post screenshot afterwards
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21 Aug 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

If you want to keep C then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times so that the System boot files are brought onboard, and WinRe is also written to the F8 Boot tools menu which won't happen with EasyBCD or Commands.

I would still resize E from the left to Move C there if you don't reinstall: How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help..

Then delete the old C and W and resize E to the right.
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21 Aug 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediaexpo View Post
Okay, I've got C: as a Primary Partition now and I've got the boot over onto it. W: is still listed as System in Disk Management, but in Partition Wizard it's listed as boot still.

What is called system in win7 is called boot in partition wizard.
What is called system in partition wizard is called boot in win7.

Your system still boots from W! Do the easybcd trick to move boot files to C. Post screenshot afterwards
I misread your screenshot C is already active. You simple didn't boot yet. So reboot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just get done what's needed for now and after make backups and delete the "old" W_7 and you can take care of whatever is needed; there's always this option for future storage, have a look at Method One of this one.


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21 Aug 2012   #16
mediaexpo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediaexpo View Post
Okay, I've got C: as a Primary Partition now and I've got the boot over onto it. W: is still listed as System in Disk Management, but in Partition Wizard it's listed as boot still.

What is called system in win7 is called boot in partition wizard.
What is called system in partition wizard is called boot in win7.

Your system still boots from W! Do the easybcd trick to move boot files to C. Post screenshot afterwards
I misread your screenshot C is already active. You simple didn't boot yet. So reboot
Embarrassing. It's been a long day! Everything looks good now so it's safe to delete W:?

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21 Aug 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you want to keep C then Mark Partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times so that WinRe is also written to the F8 Boot tools menu which won't happen with EasyBCD or Commands.

I would still resize E from the left to Move C there if you don't reinstall: How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help..

Then delete the old C and W and resize E to the right.
@Greg: correct me if I'm wrong please. Easybcd move bootmanager to C does:
  • copy bootmgr file to C:\
  • copy bcd store to C:\BOOT
  • adjusts some bcd entries. for example osdevice partition=boot (instead of C). Don't know why. But works of course.
  • marks partition C active.
I did it 3 times before and it didn't touch the recovery entries in bcd store.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What is called system in win7 is called boot in partition wizard.
What is called system in partition wizard is called boot in win7.

Your system still boots from W! Do the easybcd trick to move boot files to C. Post screenshot afterwards
I misread your screenshot C is already active. You simple didn't boot yet. So reboot
Embarrassing. It's been a long day! Everything looks good now so it's safe to delete W:?

yes you can delet W now in "disk management" or partition wizard.
You can also extend C in one of both tools afterwards. But as greg already said.. C will be a little bit small

Can you still boot to Advanced Boot Options after deleting W drive? Does it list "repair your computer", and does that option work?
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21 Aug 2012   #18
mediaexpo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll check it out right now.
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21 Aug 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Post output using Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
bcdedit/enum  all
You have to cleanup a bit
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21 Aug 2012   #20
mediaexpo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope. I was not able to get into it.
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 2 Windows 7 Installations on 2 partitions, can't delete old one.




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