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Windows 7: Deleting 32 bit Window 7

30 Jan 2014   #1
johnwhite

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Deleting 32 bit Window 7

I have two SSDs with a 32 bit on one and 64 bit version of Windows 7 on the other. I am almost certain that the 64 bit is on drive D but I would like to be sure before deleting anything. Is there a simple way to identify the opsys and the drive it is installed on?


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30 Jan 2014   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Go into the Control Panel and open up System. That should tell you which version of Windows 7 you are currently booted up in.
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30 Jan 2014   #3
johnwhite

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Littlejay, thanks you for replying so quickly - problem is the tiny bit of info I need is the drive letter.
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30 Jan 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Johnwhite, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could disconnect the SSD to see which one you have still connected, then mark the SDD.
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30 Jan 2014   #5
johnwhite

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Good idea, I'm just a bit surprised that there isn't a method for the computer to interrogate itself. If by some madness I tried to delete the opsys that was currently in use, would Windows allow that to proceed?
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30 Jan 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No. You would get an "in use" or "access denied" type error.
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30 Jan 2014   #7
johnwhite

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you, I think I will try it (I want the redundant SSD to provide a place for a back up image of my main system).
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30 Jan 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

The OS you are presently booted into will be labeled Boot in Disk Mgmt.

In order for it to be able to boot itself, either it or its System Reserved boot partition must also be labeled System and Active.

So in Disk Mgmt, the OS which is not labeled Boot can be deleted so long as the one you are presently booted into (which should be C) is labeled System, Active, Boot, and Page File.
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30 Jan 2014   #9
johnwhite

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

That is interesting, I am looking now. I have two SSD a 64GB and 128GB
New Volume D: 59.62 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
System Reserved E: 100 MB NTFS Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
C: 119.14 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partion)
So I think the one to delete is on Vol D: the 64GB SSD
Thanks for your help, does my conclusion sound correct?
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30 Jan 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of disk management from the windows 7 OS you want to keep. You can format the one you want to delete right from disk management.

If you go into Computer Properties (as suggested) it will tell you whether you`re using the 32 bit or the 64 bit OS.
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