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

23 Nov 2009   #41
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MachineGun View Post
Windows will not let you delete any partition if there is a swap file on it.
Boot into Vista and remove the swap file, then you will be able to delete the Vista partition.
MachineGun
Coulda fooled me, I booted from the upgrade DVD and deleted my vista that had a perm swap file on it.


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23 Nov 2009   #42
MachineGun

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MachineGun View Post
Windows will not let you delete any partition if there is a swap file on it.
Boot into Vista and remove the swap file, then you will be able to delete the Vista partition.
MachineGun
Coulda fooled me, I booted from the upgrade DVD and deleted my vista that had a perm swap file on it.
Can you not read?
I said you cannot delete the vista partition from within VISTA.
Using a boot disk is not from within Windows.
MachineGun
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23 Nov 2009   #43
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MachineGun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MachineGun View Post
Windows will not let you delete any partition if there is a swap file on it.
Boot into Vista and remove the swap file, then you will be able to delete the Vista partition.
MachineGun
Coulda fooled me, I booted from the upgrade DVD and deleted my vista that had a perm swap file on it.
Can you not read?
I said you cannot delete the vista partition from within VISTA.
Using a boot disk is not from within Windows.
MachineGun
Yes I can read and all i see is "windows will not let you delete any partition...." nothing about "doing it from within vista".
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23 Nov 2009   #44
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Guys Let play nice
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23 Nov 2009   #45
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

LOL I always play nice until someone insults me for no reason. Maybe that is what he was thinking but it certainly wasn't what was typed. That's the trouble with type it can be taken differently then intended.
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23 Nov 2009   #46
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
how would i mark it as active?

sorry for all these questions, its just that i want to be 100% sure

edit: if i dont delete the vista partition and delete the win7 one, then expand the unallocated space to the vista one, then format it and install will it then be active because the vista one was active to begin with
You don't need to worry about what gets marked active and what doesn't. I don't even see how that got into the conversation. You WANT the 100mb partition to be there. It contains the Windows Recovery Environment and will be invaluable to you if you have system problems later on.

Stop getting caught up in all the extraneous stuff that has been discussed in this thread. Partitions really have nothing to do with who has access to what. That is dealt with by user ID within Windows.

Boot on the DVD, remove the existing partitions, install in the unallocated space (bearing in mind this will erase anything on the drive). Set up the users with the abilities you want them to have. VERY simple.
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23 Nov 2009   #47
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Well said Mac!
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23 Nov 2009   #48
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

WinRe is about 164 mb. on 64 bit.
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23 Nov 2009   #49
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
WinRe is about 164 mb. on 64 bit.
I am running 64 bit. I have a 100 MB system partition. I have WinRE. 'nuf said.
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23 Nov 2009   #50
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not inside the 100mb partition , though.

I don't have the 100mb partition - still have WinRe of course.

Where is yours?
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