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

02 May 2013   #1
freudes

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

Hello,

I have a RAID0 hard drive with two partitions on it. One is my old Windows 7 ultimate 32bits installation which i do not use anymore, and one is my current 64 bits installation. I would like to get the space back, but cannot afford any troubles because i have a big work project starting tomorrow... What is the safest way to proceed ?

Many thanks in advance

freudes


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02 May 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Post screenshot of "disk management" with all fields visible.
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02 May 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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You're talking about RAID0. It is striping.... so you must have 2 or more physical disks. Is it hardware RAID0?
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02 May 2013   #5
freudes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot for your asnwer. Here is the screenshot you asked for :

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02 May 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Bootmanger and bootmenu is on system reserved (I). win7 64bits is on C. You can delete F in diskmangement if you want to get rid of it. Win7 32 is still in bootmenu afterwards. Win7 32bits is not referenced in boot process whatsoever

To cleanup further:

Run msconfig, goto boot tab and delete the win7 32bits entry. Now open an Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
bcdedit/enum  all >c:\bcd.txt
post file c:\bcd.txt. You may delete the file afterwards
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02 May 2013   #7
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freudes View Post
Hello,

I have a RAID0 hard drive with two partitions on it. One is my old Windows 7 ultimate 32bits installation which i do not use anymore, and one is my current 64 bits installation. I would like to get the space back, but cannot afford any troubles because i have a big work project starting tomorrow... What is the safest way to proceed ?

Many thanks in advance

freudes
Forgive me for jumping in here but if you have a big work project starting tomorrow and you need your PC for that would it not be best to put "gaining the extra space" on the back burner and concentrate on the work project. Then you can relax and come back to this topic later! Just a thought! I like to get my priorities in order!
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02 May 2013   #8
freudes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot for your help, you rock. By "delete F" you mean right click on it, then simply delete volume ?

@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 :-)
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02 May 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freudes View Post
Thanks a lot for your help, you rock. By "delete F" you mean right click on it, then simply delete volume ?
yes
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02 May 2013   #10
freudes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Edit : i didn't had to erase the Windows 7 32bits entry because it was not there anymore on the boot tab...


Here is the bcd.txt :


Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=I:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {5479a093-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 4
displaybootmenu Yes

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

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 - 64 bits
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {5479a095-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {5479a093-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {5479a095-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\5479a095-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b\Winre.wim,{5479a096-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\5479a095-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b\Winre.wim,{5479a096-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {5479a093-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=I:
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
--------------
identifier {5479a096-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\5479a095-5e31-11df-a681-9361ad8aac3b\boot.sdi
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