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Windows 7: Safely marking new Win7 install as active

26 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can delete all the partitions with your Windows 7 install disc, but the method I prefer using is, booting with a Partition Wizard boot cd, deleting all the partitions, creating 1 new partition, and marking it active. That way you will have just 1 partition C, and no system reserved partition. You need all the space you can get on that drive.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

This is a great tool and you should have it in your arsenal.
Yes, I know, and I will do that, but I wanted to know if I could make the partition I am currently on bootable and active without using the recovery CD. It will be a challenge, at least.
And yes, but I prefer/use Parted Magic.

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26 Mar 2013   #12


May I ask why you won't proceed with those steps.

Feel free to ask back any questions if needed.
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26 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
May I ask why you won't proceed with those steps.

Feel free to ask back any questions if needed.
Don't have time -- didn't try them yet, and on top of that, I have yet to find a CD to burn. My resources are very limited, you know.
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26 Mar 2013   #14


You can buy 5 good quality CD's or 3 DVD's on the wall rack by the camera dept at Walgreens for $2.
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