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Windows 7: Can't format partition with Vista on it from dual boot

28 Aug 2010   #11

Vista Ultimate x64
same issue

i'm having the same issue except the vista partition i want to remove is marked (boot, page file, active, crash dump, primary). i should note i have 4 logical partitions on the same hdd which i would like to leave unharmed.

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28 Aug 2010   #12


Please start a new thread and post a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map, using Snipping tool in Win7 Start Menu.

Tell us which OS is on which partition, to where you want to recover the Vista deleted partition space, and anything else newsworthy.
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