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Windows 7: Safe removal of Vista partition on a Dual Boot.

27 Dec 2013   #1
PaulCH

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Safe removal of Vista partition on a Dual Boot.

There are plenty of threads that touch on this subject but I cannot find the answer to my specific concern:

I am running Seven on a dual boot and now wish to remove the Vista partition. I have the excellent Partition Wizard and I understand that I need to make the Seven Partition the active one before deleting the Vista Partition. However, I need to make the Vista Partition inactive before I am given the option of making the Seven Partition active and I get spooked by the warning message that displays when I instruct the Wizard to make Vista inactive.

Am I safe to go ahead and programme the Wizard to make Vista inactive and Seven active simultaneously?

Seven is designated as my C drive and Vista is D.

Many thanks.


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27 Dec 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Could you give us a shot of disk management before you go any further.

It should work fine, you may have to run startup repair, do you have a W7 dvd to do it with, just in case ?


Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Startup Repair

Partition - Mark as Active
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27 Dec 2013   #3
PaulCH

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply. Screen print attached. I do have the installation disks for Seven.


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27 Dec 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

OH MY..... The 1st thing you need to do is make C a Primary partition.

A logical partition can not be made active.


Install Win7 to Logical partition?


And Please use the Snipping Tool as described in the Tutorial I posted to grab and post your picture.

Like this, much easier for everyone to view
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27 Dec 2013   #5
PaulCH

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks - done that.

Have uploaded image as a png file.

My Windows 7 disk is a red Reinstallation DVD from a PC that was decommissioned. Is that okay?


LATER: I don't mind leaving the D partition in place, as long as I can transfer as much space as possible over to C.

Incidentally, I've found that I'm not allowed to save files to certain areas of the C drive now. Haven't researched this yet but can I be lazy and ask you for the solution.

Thank you for your help.


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27 Dec 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Very good, now you should be able to do what you want, just remember you will have to run startup repair up to 3x to get 7 booting again.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

By the way, how are you using Partition Wizard ? Do you have the software installed on 7 or Vista or are you using the boot cd ?

Which is the safest way to use it.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

This cd should be 1 of your top tools.
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27 Dec 2013   #7
PaulCH

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your help AddRAM

I am using the tool on my C Drive at present. Works fine.

Incidentally, I am not being allowed to save data to certain parts of my C drive. Can you point me in the right direction for an answer please?

Thanks again.
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27 Dec 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you say where it`s not letting you ? In certain folders ?
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27 Dec 2013   #9
PaulCH

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, it is letting me save in the Library Folders but not in the documents folders that I migrated from Vista. For example, the following path: C: Users\Paul\MyDocuments....
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27 Dec 2013   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Try taking ownership of the folder.

This may also help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
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