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Windows 7: Can not change partions at fresh reload

24 Jul 2014   #1
jslawyer36

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem
 
 
Can not change partions at fresh reload

Have a 1 tb hard drive i had split into 3 partitions--one for os and programs--1 for games--and remaining space for storage--pc was acting funny and has been awhile since i built it anyway so was going to do a fresh install and and delete all partitions and just go with one,started disk picked time language and keyboard picked custom install and when i get to the partion screen it will not let me change or delete any of them in the advanced screen,the delete button is greyed out all i can do is reformat the os partition i made and the one that the system made i can format,i know i have deleted and changed partitions in this screen before,Any ideas


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24 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can use Diskpart to delete partitions or make and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD.

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

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Partition or Volume - Delete

There`s no real reason to delete all the partitions, unless that`s really what you want to do. Just format the windows partition

Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Jul 2014   #3
jslawyer36

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem
 
 

Yes i want to delete all partitions and start with a 1 tb drive as if it were new out of the box,no partitions just the c drive and system allocated space and start with a complete fresh set up
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24 Jul 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you boot the Install DVD or start it from a booted Windows 7 system? Has to be booted to makes changes to partitions, like delete and create.
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24 Jul 2014   #5
jslawyer36

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem
 
 

yes i put in the disk which is 64 bit hp oem and then restarted the pc and f12 into the boot menu and selected cd rom and it runs,says starting windows and then goes to the set language and keyboard stuff then select custom install and then get to where the partitions are and it will not let me do anything except format them it greys out the delete on all of them so there is a problem somewhere then i think
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24 Jul 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is very odd, but you can use the links I posted to delete all the partitions.

Don`t understand why your install disc won`t

Maybe because it`s an HP oem disc

If you have a readable COA with your activation key, you could use Greg's tutorial to create a Windows 7 Install disc.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Jul 2014   #7
jslawyer36

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem
 
 

Ya i don't understand either i know i have done it before its software i purchased from newegg (windows 7 64 bit oem which is what i buy for all the builds i do)and i have purchased alot over the years so it's not branded,I appreciate the assistance anyway guys thank you.
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24 Jul 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My bad, I thought maybe the HP in your description was for Hewlett Packard

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24 Jul 2014   #9
jslawyer36

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem
 
 

maybe this is doing something in the set up partition screen the partitions are listed as dynamic don't think they should be
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24 Jul 2014   #10
jslawyer36

windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
My bad, I thought maybe the HP in your description was for Hewlett Packard

Lol all good no problem---Home premium
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