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Windows 7: Reinstallation issue

01 Apr 2014   #11
snapzz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 




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01 Apr 2014   #12
snapzz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

gregrocker
I did report an error when trying to boot please read again.

addram
sorry got side tracked which happens when you work forself and someone demands your attention :-(
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01 Apr 2014   #13
snapzz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Vasanth MS
Thanks that's provided a solution and works although I'd prefer to delete the other boot option if possible.
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01 Apr 2014   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It looks like 55 GB are already taken out of C: did you delete the windows.old folder yet ?

I hear ya brother
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01 Apr 2014   #15
snapzz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It looks like 55 GB are already taken out of C: did you delete the windows.old folder yet ?
Yes moved it to another drive.
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01 Apr 2014   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Looking at your Disk Management. At the top it shows Disk 0 as having 5 partitions, but in the picture of Disk 0, there are only 3 showing. Are there more that you didn't show in your screenshot?
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01 Apr 2014   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Looks fine to me, 8 partitions up top and 8 below.

But 55 GB taken out of C: already, is very high.
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01 Apr 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

What error did you report at boot on your new install? You said you reinstalled because of errors. This should mean there is only one installation so is it erroring too? If so how are you getting into Windows?

As you'd know if you read the note to Dell Owners in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 the Recovery partition will no longer run after doing a reinstall and not Recovery. So that partition is now dead weight, yet providing the boot for Win7. This is not optimal or desired. This is why I suggested you read the Special Note for Dell Owners and then consider doing it over to get it right.

This time unplug all other HD's, on Disk0 during install delete all partitions except the first small OEM partition, providing Dell Diagnostics will run from boot when you tap the F12 key and choose Diagnostics and then Utility Partition. These are valuable and will run after a reinstall so I would keep only the first partition if they run.
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01 Apr 2014   #19
snapzz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

When I tried a clean reinstall to factory OEM it wouldn't work so had to use a disk. Its taken me all weekend and yesterday to reload everything which is all working ok. If no easy way to delete the old boot option I'll just leave it set as per Vasanth MS suggestion.
Thanks for your time and help.
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01 Apr 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

The disk is used to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Please read it so you know what it is. Are you reading or following any of the suggestions?

What appears on the Disk Mgmt Boot tab? This is where to start to remove the stray listing.
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