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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Delete a OS

13 Oct 2014   #50
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It worked
Can't believe I didn't screw that up
7 was already the default os switched that when the partition was 8.0
But once I upgraded 8.1 then win-10 over 8.1 win-10 was looking like it was taking over the boot default if I shut down instead of restarting,
On startup win-10 wanted to startup :/
luckily it flashed and went to 7 it was on 5 second startup
But that's when I said bye to win-10 for now until I get a dedicated external hdd to put it on ?
No biggie as far as I can see yet,
Cheers.


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13 Oct 2014   #51
gregrocker

 

Mike can you post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image Tell us what is on each partition as best you know.
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14 Oct 2014   #52
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay,
A - was the original factory recover partition I formatted it for the hell of it,
C - is windows 7 with all programs and personal files/ Backup on an external as well and also a system image of just windows 7 not sure if personal files are on it :/
F - is where win-8-8.1 was originally and win-10 was installed on top of it/ empty now.
E or G - is the external powered off or I do have 2 flash drives so it could be them ?
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14 Oct 2014   #53
gregrocker

 

Just a suggestion:

You could boot Partition Wizard CD, click on C to Resize, grab and slide C intact all the way to the left, Readjust the right border of C where you want it, click OK, Apply.

Then you should have enough space to install Technical Preview without it cramping anything for awhile.

I'm afraid you won't be happy with performance on an external which uses a slower USB controller.

Make a backup image first. Later run CCleaner then do a Puran Boot Time defrag with full Disk Check on both partitions.
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14 Oct 2014   #54
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I thought of that (not that particular program) thanks for the recommend but I heard bad things can happen moving to the left so I left it for a future fresh install during the holidays,
I was supposed to do it last holiday season but chickened out

I did defragment everything before installing win-8 but I don't think I left enough room thinking of win-10 probably would of left 100 gig's in hindsight
Great idea though I might just do that sooner than later I'm getting a little more confidence as this year has gone by
Cheers.
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14 Oct 2014   #55
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I thought of that (not that particular program) thanks for the recommend but I heard bad things can happen moving to the left so I left it for a future fresh install during the holidays,
I was supposed to do it last holiday season but chickened out

I did defragment everything before installing win-8 but I don't think I left enough room thinking of win-10 probably would of left 100 gig's in hindsight
Great idea though I might just do that sooner than later I'm getting a little more confidence as this year has gone by
Cheers.
It is pretty risk-free with Partition Wizard. We've helped users do thousands of these same types of operations (even much hairier) without a single failure.

I just used it's Extend feature to equalize the free space between my 7, 10 and Storage partitions on a 240gb SSD. That is a very cool feature that lets you borrow space from any other partition or unallocated space no matter whether its adjacent or not.
How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.
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14 Oct 2014   #56
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

When you put it like that I might do it tonight
I already have an system image and files backed up :/
Thanks bother
Cheers.
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14 Oct 2014   #57
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Wow partition wizard is fast
Unfortunately Puran seems to come with Conduit attached or so says mbam ?

Looks different now only win-7/ programs/ personal files
I guess I should redo my system image now :/
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14 Oct 2014   #58
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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but I heard bad things can happen
That is a genuine risk. I once made a small mistake with Partition Wizard and it wiped all the partitions on my disk. Fortunately I had images of those partitions.

I since always recommend to make images of all partitions of a disk before partitions are being manipulated on it.
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14 Oct 2014   #59
gregrocker

 

The screenshot looks good. If you are using Macrium or any flexible imaging app then you can adjust your current image to reimage to any size space. If you do a new one I would save the old one.

Puran is my favorite because of it's boot scan which gets at System files that would be running otherwise, it's Intelligent Optimizer (on Addt'l Operations tab) which moves Most-Used to the outer edge of disk, and the Disk Check to check the file system before defragging it.

I am sorry to see Vishal has added Conduit to Puran in order to pay for his efforts. Even though the box is greyed out you can choose to Decline this search spyware:


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