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Windows 7: Fix dual boot mistake


13 Nov 2012   #31
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you able to boot directly into the old Windows 7 partition now after setting it as default here:

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If so does it's partition say System Active on it in Disk Mgmt?

If so you can rightclick the new OS to Delete it, then rightclick old Windows 7 to Extend into its space.




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13 Nov 2012   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm in bed. Will see tomorrow. After editing boot manger deleteing windows 8 I got the option for both 7's.

Then removed then seven and restarted a couple of times and it boots into old seven.


My final question: do you recommend I get a partition wizard CD??
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13 Nov 2012   #33
Microsoft MVP

 

You can do it in Disk Mgmt more easily. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.

The important thing is to maximize the Disk Mgmt window to see clearly if the old Windows 7 partition is marked System Active.

If so then you're good to Delete the new OS and Extend old Windows 7 into the space you shrunk.

If not then you need to write the boot files to old Windows 7 partition by marking it Active and running three Startup Repairs, before you can delete the new install.

Look closely also for a little Win8 partition to delete.
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13 Nov 2012   #34
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
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14 Nov 2012   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here you go

It still says something about a CD Rom drive... is that normal?


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14 Nov 2012   #36
Microsoft MVP

 

When and where does it say that, and what is the exact wording?

How is performance?

How did you do with your assignment I stayed up til 3 am helping you rescue?
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14 Nov 2012   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

it says it right down the bottom, under Disk 0. It could just be my CD drive.

Well i think my assessment was good, i just have to wait for it to be marked.

Thanks again
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14 Nov 2012   #38
Microsoft MVP

 

Well, sure, Mitch. That's your disk drive.

You're welcome.
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