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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Delete a OS

23 Jul 2013   #40
Visaman321

Windows-7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello, Charles here, I just created and format 2nd primary NTFS partition on same disk. I tried 2 rt click to delete but only options are extend or shrink. I can make( V active new partition i want to use. I have Windows-7 OS dvd disk to boot new drive. I will set BIOS to 1st boot cd rom my (d Just wandering if Windows CD will use. Or if there is another option.. My C: drive is corrupted. Tired of problems.. Thank for any input.


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05 Dec 2013   #41
mchldpy

se7en x64 Enterprise
 
 
@ kimwu,

i followed your first link in post #37 to "resetting the BCD..." you stated "it was 'odd' they didn't tell you to rebuild the..."

i took this screenshot of the page you linked to. ('odd' you didn't see it)

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08 Apr 2014   #42
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you are OK in this regard. The bootmgr is on C (active partition). D is also an active partition, but the current bootmgr is most likely not there.
This is incorrect, as is the statement that it is the Active partition which signifies where the boot manager is located. It is the System flag which determines this. The active flag only points to the partition we want to hold the boot manager. It may not be moved there yet, or may be marked Active in error. In order to move it fully it requires running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times or moving with EasyBCD per your tutorial Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
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08 Apr 2014   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Greg for correcting that. I guess I was not looking into the details. I missed the second active partition.
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09 Apr 2014   #44
gregrocker

 

No prob, Wolfgang. It also needs to be changed in the tutorial's first sentence:

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Open Disk Management and find the partition that is marked "active". That is the partition that contains the bootmgr.
There may be several Active partitions on multi-disk systems. There are often errant partitions marked "Active." Yet the sole role of the System label is to show us the partition which is booting Win7.
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09 Apr 2014   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right. I will change it. I forgot the case where several disks have active partitions.
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13 Oct 2014   #46
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Is Easybdc available anymore ?
Can't seem to figure out where the download link is
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13 Oct 2014   #47
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Is Easybdc available anymore ?
Can't seem to figure out where the download link is
If you scroll to the bottom and click on the register button on the left here,

https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

You can bypass the email entry and just click the download button to start the download.
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13 Oct 2014   #48
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks Derek I found it on TenForums too
But thanks for the instructions I was wondering about the registering bit too
Cheers.
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13 Oct 2014   #49
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You're welcome, glad you got it.
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