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Windows 7: Can't delete old vista partition :/

23 Nov 2009   #11
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Maybe i should have mentioned that i was going to install the retail version of win 7 as soon as it arrives.So i figured it would be best to install Windows 7 over D (vista partition), and then delete C (Win 7 RC). Can i do this?


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23 Nov 2009   #12
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
Maybe i should have mentioned that i was going to install the retail version of win 7 as soon as it arrives.So i figured it would be best to install Windows 7 over D (vista partition), and then delete C (Win 7 RC). Can i do this?
If you're going to do that then why don't you backup your files and do a custom install, delete all partitions, create one drive and format and install?
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23 Nov 2009   #13
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

i might try that, but i want to make sure, can i install over the vista partition since i cant delete it apparently?
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23 Nov 2009   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you cant delete a partition, then you are doing something wrong... Follow SIW2's advice and you will do just fine...
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23 Nov 2009   #15
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you cant delete a partition, then you are doing something wrong... Follow SIW2's advice and you will do just fine...
i would follow that advice, but he says to delete the partition which apparently i cant. Correct me if i misunderstood.
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23 Nov 2009   #16
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
Maybe i should have mentioned that i was going to install the retail version of win 7 as soon as it arrives.So i figured it would be best to install Windows 7 over D (vista partition), and then delete C (Win 7 RC). Can i do this?
When you install Win7 in the D partition (Vista) it will re-write the boot files.
The last OS installed will be the default OS in the boot menu, first on the list.

Read this Seven Forums tutorial on How to Delete a Listed Operating System at Boot in Windows 7.

This will remove the Win7 RC from your boot menu.

Then you can delete the C partition (Win 7 RC).

Have a look at Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers This tutorial will show you how to transfer your user files and settings from one computer to another using the Windows Easy Transfer tool.
You will still need to install all your programs first.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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23 Nov 2009   #17
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

oh i think i understand now.

i must boot from the Easeus disc, delete the partition through there. Reboot. Set the win7 partition as active. Reboot. Then resize the partition with remaining space.

is this right?
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23 Nov 2009   #18
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

If your planning on installing Win7 soon, just install it in the Vista partition and you won't have to worry about deleting or the boot manager.
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23 Nov 2009   #19
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
If your planning on installing Win7 soon, just install it in the Vista partition and you won't have to worry about deleting or the boot manager.
ok i will follow your instructions. Thanks a lot mate.

So i install over Vista. Then in my boot manager there will be 2 Windows 7 entries. I boot into the first one because that will be the newer one. I then follow the tut u provided to remove the RC entry from the boot manager. Then from here i can finally delete the partition.

Is this correct?
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23 Nov 2009   #20
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
If your planning on installing Win7 soon, just install it in the Vista partition and you won't have to worry about deleting or the boot manager.
ok i will follow your instructions. Thanks a lot mate.

So i install over Vista. Then in my boot manager there will be 2 Windows 7 entries. I boot into the first one because that will be the newer one. I then follow the tut u provided to remove the RC entry from the boot manager. Then from here i can finally delete the partition.

Is this correct?
Honestly, you're getting some weird and incomplete advice here.

When you start your installation of Windows 7, you will have the opportunity to adjust your partitions. You will need to click on "advanced" on the screen where it asks you where to install.

From that screen (if you want your drive completely clean), delete ALL the partitions on the drive. If you want multiple partitions, you can create them on this screen as well, or you can simply tell Windows 7 to install into the unallocated space and it will create the partition(s) it needs and start the install.
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