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Windows 7: Can i erase my x86 partition and only keep the x64 without trouble ?

02 May 2013   #11
mitchell65

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freudes View Post


@mitchell : yes, that's what i would do usually, but we move the computers to a new studio tomorrow and will do some management on it. It may appear weird, but we decided it's time to do some cleaning on the drives before going further, as i only have two empty hdd slots in my tower and we need to install a hackintosh on it. So i guess it'll be mandatory stress time :-)
OK I just thought it was leaving things till the last minute - that's the usual time that things go wrong!
Good luck anyway! or Bonne chance


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02 May 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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No references to F (old 32 bits) in bcd output... fine.

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {5479a091-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}

an empty identifier, and not referenced at all

Code:
bcdedit/delete  {5479a091-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
I also see: displaybootmenu Yes
So it always shows bootmenu... even if you only have 1 boot entry. Remove it, so it's only shown on dual boot
Code:
bcdedit/deletevalue  {bootmgr}  displaybootmenu
Did you delete F already?
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02 May 2013   #13
freudes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you delete F already?[/QUOTE]

Yes
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02 May 2013   #14
Kaktussoft

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You did all I asked you to do? System boots fine now? You want the free space added to C? If so Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online download the last one called "Free Download Bootable CD Now!"
Burn to dvd and boot from it. Right click on the partition with label "SYSTEM 64" . Click move/resize. Make unallocated space before=0 and allocated space after=0 as well. Press OK. Press Apply.

It takes a long time to complete. But after completing succesfully... you have a large C disk. Boot from harddisk now. It should boot normally now. If not... Startup Repair
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02 May 2013   #15
freudes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot ! But if i can just do New Simple Volume on F, i'll go this way for now. Also, i can't reboot right now, i have a folder sync in process, but you think it'll be ok if i've done everything you said ?

Thanks again
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02 May 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freudes View Post
Thanks a lot ! But if i can just do New Simple Volume on F, i'll go this way for now. Also, i can't reboot right now, i have a folder sync in process, but you think it'll be ok if i've done everything you said ?

Thanks again
Only thing you did was:
  • Delete F. Not referenced by bootmenu. Not needed to boot
  • Cleaned bcd. (a not referenced empty identifier, and displaybootmenu)
So actually you didn't change anything to the bootprocess.

You can create a new simple volume if you want (quick format). But if that's what you wanted... you could have done a simple FORMAT F as well.
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02 May 2013   #17
freudes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No no, i'd still like to extend C, but this i'll do AFTER the project. Thanks a lot for your help.
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02 May 2013   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freudes View Post
No no, i'd still like to extend C, but this i'll do AFTER the project. Thanks a lot for your help.
Just shrink or delete the new F.

In case of delete: Of course first backup if you want to keep files of F. Or transfer them temporary to C.
How to extend C I did describe earlier
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02 May 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freudes View Post
Thanks a lot for your asnwer. Here is the screenshot you asked for :

Attachment 266442
There is likely no more needed than deleting F.

You can then resize C into the deleted partition's space to take advantage of faster read times on the left-hand lower addresses of the HD: Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.

If the boot menu remains afterwards just go to Computer>Properties>Advanced>Startup and uncheck the Display Boot menu box. I would then check msconfig>Boot to see if there's still a second listing to delete.
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