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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Delete

22 Jan 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Partition or Volume - Delete

How to Delete a Partition or Volume in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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11 Mar 2010   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If Shawn's suggestion does not work, you can try deleting the partition in Diskpart using the delete partition override command instead of just delete partition.

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11 Mar 2010   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you for reminding me of that command Jonathan. Note added for it in the tutorial.
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11 Mar 2010   #22
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You're welcome Shawn. Interestingly enough all my ideas and knowledge comes from reading other people's posts right here!
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13 Mar 2010   #23
Joe Bleau

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Deleting Protected Recovery Partition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
If Shawn's suggestion does not work, you can try deleting the partition in Diskpart using the delete partition override command instead of just delete partition.
Thank you both Jonathan & Brink, I finally reclaimed the protected hidden recovery partition using Diskpart.

I still don't understand why Windows 7 Disk Management was not letting me manage my own disk.
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13 Mar 2010   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Joe. It's just that Disk Management is a limited on what it can do since it's not a full featured 3rd party disk management program.
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11 Apr 2010   #25
wahbufetz

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Helo to all of you... It's my first time here, and thanks for the stuff ... Learned a lot.
But i have a problem....

My Drive C has originally Windows 7 Home Edition OS, but then i tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate to my Drive D:... My problem now is, i cant uninstall Windows 7 Ultimate now on y Drive D..... Pls help me figure it out...

I tried manually deleting the Windows folder and the like, but it cant be deleted....

Thanks
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11 Apr 2010   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Wahbufetz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows will not let you delete the partition that you are currently started up in since it is in use.

You will need to restart the computer and select to startup into the Windows 7 Home Edition when you see the Windows Boot Manager screen. Afterwards, you should be able to delete the partition that Windows 7 Ultimate is on.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Apr 2010   #27
Joe Bleau

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Home to Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wahbufetz View Post
...My Drive C has originally Windows 7 Home Edition OS, but then i tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate to my Drive D:... My problem now is, i cant uninstall Windows 7 Ultimate now on y Drive D...
I upgraded from Home to Ultimate by simply entering the Ultimate key using Start > search type: Anytime Upgrade.

That's it, the ultimate features are hidden but already included in Home. The key simply unlocks it.
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16 Apr 2010   #28
wahbufetz

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Thanks Brink and Joe Sirs....

Is there any option wherein i will not delete the D: Partition (Ultimate) entirely, but perhaps the windows contents only, leaving my other files on.... Coz i do have important files already on D:...
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16 Apr 2010   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Wahbufetz,

Sorry, but you will need to backup your files either on the C: drive temporarily or somewhere else first, then delete your D: partition. Afterwards, you can copy the files back to D if you like.
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