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Windows 7: How to delete created boot files ?

14 Dec 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


Delete the boot files on D, if necessary using Take Ownership Shortcut on their folder(s) only. They were never activated since the System Active flag is still on C.

In the future the best way to move the System boot files is to mark the target partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times which tests and repairs/rewrites all parameters. Merely copying the files and marking Active doesn't maintain the hotlink to System Recovery Options on F8 Advanced Boot Options.

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14 Dec 2012   #12

Ultimate 32bit

I took ownership of all folders one by one but there is still 'd:\boot' address and I have no choice but to reformat the drive .
Thanks Greg you helped me alot .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


Why don't you ask us whether you "have no choice but to format the drive?" Instead you inform us of this based on what?

Your "experimentation" is annoying because you don't really seem interested in learning anything, even though you're at the top tech forum amongst the top Win7 experts in the world.

If taking Ownership didn't work on all files, use Unlocker. If that fails, SIW2 can help you delete anything, anywhere.

If you're going to reinstall (not "format") then follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Dec 2012   #14

Ultimate 32bit

What I mean is to reformat the drive not windows .
Sorry for misinterpretation
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #15

Ultimate 32bit

All of your suggestions and explanations worked , but there is still D:\boot address and I don't want any residues of my experiment so I reformatted it . I am experimenting because I want to learn and I use this forum to teach me and help me In case of anything goes wrong .

Again I am sorry for misinterpretation
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

I have the boot directory on all my drives.
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 How to delete created boot files ?

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