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Windows 7: Wipe/delete partition with PWBCD

06 Jun 2011   #1
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Wipe/delete partition with PWBCD

Hi guys,

I would like to get rid of the "program" partition with this third party program "partition wizard home edition 5.2"
What option do I choose in this case? By choosing e.g wipe partition, which wiping method do I choose?
Fill sections with zero? this one is dotted. There is also quick/slow/verry slow. What will happen to that partition?
Will it become unallocated? Can I add it to the Data partition right to it(I am sorry, new to this)
Is it O.K. that Disk 1 become Disk 2 while at this program?

This unallocated 750GB disk that I have can I do something with it while I am at this program and if I make half of it as
logical partition to use it for backups can I rearrange what is left of it that I assume will stay unallocated, on a later stadium?
Or should I make the whole thing primary partition that is, if I will be able to shrink it on a later stadium if necessary?


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Thanks guys.




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06 Jun 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Best to have your OS Disk0.
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06 Jun 2011   #3
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Theog, I am glad you reply to my thread but I don't understand what you try to tell me!
Please be a little more specific.
Thank you!
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06 Jun 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The hard disk which has Windows on it should be labeled Disk 0 in Disk management. This means you need to swap where they are connected on the motherboard. Try this tutorial:
Partition or Volume-Extend
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06 Jun 2011   #5
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi guys,
Any one else who can assist me with this matter?
I will appreciate it!
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06 Jun 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What have you tried so far? No one can help unless you tell us your progress and results.
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06 Jun 2011   #7
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Britton,
It has been labeled disk 0 until I installed the new hdd that is still unallocated since I have'nt done anything with it jet.
That is why I am trying to partition and format it and maybe then things will get back to normal? I am not sure! So please help me out here.
Do you have any answers to the other questions?
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06 Jun 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The hard disk which has Windows on it should be labeled Disk 0 in Disk management. This means you need to swap where they are connected on the motherboard. Try this tutorial:
Partition or Volume-Extend
Read and try the steps outlined here. Have you switched the drive connectors? You OS need to be disk 0 to procedd.
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06 Jun 2011   #9
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

What I have tried so far is to delete this "program" partition, with partition wizard third party program. By right clicking at this partition I choose to wipe it and then I need to choose for a wiping method which can be fill section with zero etc. I don't know which one to choose. There is also a choice to delete this partition. What will happen if I choose to delete. If the space become unallocated I will have my 100 MB partition, my windows 7 partition, an empty unallocated space and next to it my data partition all the way to the right. Will I be able to add this unallocated space to the data partition?
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06 Jun 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It is easier to delete the Programs partition you don't want in Disk Management: Partition or Volume - Delete

Then you can extend Win7 partition into the Unallocated space: Partition or Volume - Extend or create a new Partition there: Partition or Volume - Create New.

You could also use free Partition Wizard to Resize the data partition to the left into the space.

It would be best to have the Win7 hard drive be in the DISK0 slot, which can be achieved by swapping the data cables between your HD's. You will then need to enter BIOS setup to change the boot order so that the Win7 HD is set to boot first. If you are not confident enough to do this then I would leave it alone and make sure that no partitions on the 750gb drive get accidentally marked Active.
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