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Windows 7: How to delete created boot files ?

13 Dec 2012   #1

Ultimate 32bit
How to delete created boot files ?

Hi ! I just experimented and tried to create boot files to another drive and was successfully created . So now I want to delete it because it was just an experiment but I don't know how to delete it .
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Can someone help me delete this . (Please )

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Did you merely copy Boot Files there or use a method to move the System Active boot flags to D as well?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64

Post also what you have in System Configuration. Click Start, Type msconfig, right click and open as administrator, go to Boot ( you can see which default and other boot os, you can also delete and change default Boot OS).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Dec 2012   #4

Ultimate 32bit

Gregrocker :
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kradangel :
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I don't know what you're looking about . My only problem is deleting created boot files which I experimented and succefully created .

I've done this experiment through bcdboot command in elevated cmd . (easier way to delete SYSTEM RESERVED , No Boot Problems/No Startup Repairs )

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


It looks correct with System Active flags on C signifying it holds the boot files, so you can just delete the Boot files you copied to D.

Love your specs. Just don't let the goofing come back to bite you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

If they aren't in use, you can rt click and delete.

If you are having trouble with that - take ownership first - there are all kinds of permission annoyances with win 8.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #7

Ultimate 32bit

Deleting it is not that easy .
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I cannot see the Boot Folder on my Drive even I set Folder Option to Reveal hidden Folders .
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I know this is not a big problem but I don't want a mess on my PC .

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP


Where did you copy the boot files from into D?

Unhide Hidden and System Files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View.

Browse into C to confirm the same boot files are still there, but do not touch them.

Since the System Active flags are on C signifying it holds the System boot files, there's almost no chance r that deleting them from D will cause problems. But I wonder why you would want to do something so utterly inane? What is it you were trying to discover?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #9

Ultimate 32bit

OK . I created it through bcdboot command line under elevated command prompt .
What I typed in elevated command prompt is :
bcdboot c:\windows /s :d
Then a popup message will appear :
Boot files successfully created .
I was just trying it to test if I can set a non os partition to be active and it now worked . Now I am finish , I want to clean all residues from my experiments .
Hope you can help me :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #10

Ultimate 32bit

You too can access your boot files through address bar "C:\boot\" , but you cannot see it as a whole folder in your root drive .
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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