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Windows 7: delete/system is not allowed on the current boot

29 May 2015   #1
srkgagan

windows 7 & 8 64 bit
 
 
delete/system is not allowed on the current boot

I Had Windows 7 32-Bit .. i need 64-bit and i heard OS boots faster on SSD .. i have only one SSD so i created a partition on this SSD and installed 64-bit on the created partition .. now i want to delete/format partition 1 but i can't .. i tried DISKPART , formatting like normal

JUST FOR INFO
the partition i am trying to format/delete has status as : System , Primary Partition

PLEASE HELP


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29 May 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

The System flag means it's the partition booting the present OS. Is there another OS in Partition 1? Either way, the installer will place the boot files on the first-in-order Primary partition, especially if it's already marked Active.

Let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image then we can give you the steps to correctly move the boot files. Once moved you can delete partition 1 or absorb its space into Win7 partition which runs best on the left side of the hard drive.
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29 May 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have you been able to convert the 2nd partition into Active, Primary yet? After you can boot from that 2nd partition, then you can delete & format 1st partition. I don't know the DISKPART command lines, nor if Windows DiskMgr is enough - 'cause I use Acronis Disk Manager 12 on such matters.
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30 May 2015   #4
srkgagan

windows 7 & 8 64 bit
 
 

OK My pc was given to a repair center and now he haved installed windows 7 in my SSD
MY SSD has two partitions .. he have installed windows 7 in one partition and the previous installed windows 7 is still in 2nd partion
so now the problem is
Windows 7 is working fine .. it is installed on C drive but in disk management the partition status is shown as : boot ,page file , crash dump , primary partition
and the other partition which is of no use and i wanna format it shows status as : system , active , primary partition .. i can't format it till i make C drive status as System . Active right ?
so how do i do it ?? pls help .. i may be confusing u but pls try to understand


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30 May 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums,
then reboot.

Once the System Active flags are on C partition then you can delete D in DIsk Mgmt and Extend C into the space so it is reasonably large enough.

The drive is small enough I'd use Partition Wizard to Extend C to the left. How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.
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30 May 2015   #6
srkgagan

windows 7 & 8 64 bit
 
 

the location it's showing "c:\users\office............." it doesn't have the backup/file
i just wanna be double sure .. i can't afford to go back to that far to repair center again :\


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30 May 2015   #7
srkgagan

windows 7 & 8 64 bit
 
 

ok i have done easybcd thing and now C is active but System is still on D
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30 May 2015   #8
srkgagan

windows 7 & 8 64 bit
 
 

THANK YOU SO MUCH i rebooted and ya C got system flag .. @gregrocker Thanks Buddy <3
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