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

22 Nov 2009   #1
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
Can't delete old vista partition :/

I have both Vista and Win7 installed on two separate partitions on my hdd. My laptop came with vista originally and i installed the RC afterwards. So anyway i decided i dont need my vista partition anymore so i want to delete it, but apparently i cant. Take a look:





In win7's disk management it doesnt allow me to delete my vista partition (or even format!)

The other pic is a third party program EASEUS Partition Master which i highly recommend. Even there it doesnt allow me to delete the partition.

An important note to point out is that im booted in Windows 7 currently so i should be able to delete my vista partition.

So is there something im missing?


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22 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

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download and try gparted.
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22 Nov 2009   #3
DaRonRon

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

i just googled gparted. Is it an ISO which i have to burn?
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22 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

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As far as I know, it currently, is just a download.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
DaRonRon

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
As far as I know, it currently, is just a download.
could you be so kind as to link me to that download..
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22 Nov 2009   #6
richc46

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GParted -- Welcome

You may have to burn to a DVD.
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22 Nov 2009   #7
DaRonRon

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

thanks for the link, i will check that out tomorrow cause its a little late.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?
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22 Nov 2009   #8
sg010

win7 64bit
 
 

your vista partition is the system drive, if I remember correctly the system drive contains boot info if you delete it you may find you will not be able to boot the computer. also it's before your 7 partition so you will not be able to expand the 7 partition to use that space.

I recommend you create a backup of the 7 partition and repair disks before you attempt deleting that partition.

good luck.
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22 Nov 2009   #9
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You don't need GParted.

If you have the Easeus boot disc, use that - if not , create it - you have Easeus Pro , so you can do that. Tool>Bootable disc

You can incorporate the space into the 7 partition if you wish.

Delete D first, then use Resize/Move to include the now Unallocated space.

Rt click the new larger 7 partition Advanced>Set Active.

Either way, you need to run startup repair 3 times after you finish partitioning.
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23 Nov 2009   #10
DaRonRon

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You don't need GParted.

If you have the Easeus boot disc, use that - if not , create it - you have Easeus Pro , so you can do that. Tool>Bootable disc

You can incorporate the space into the 7 partition if you wish.

Delete D first, then use Resize/Move to include the now Unallocated space.

Rt click the new larger 7 partition Advanced>Set Active.

Either way, you need to run startup repair 3 times after you finish partitioning.
As it is right now, i cant delete D. If i create the bootable disc then can i delete the partition?

I also read about the Set Active command, and apparently allows me to chose which partition i boot from. So if i set C as active then wont it allow me to then delete D?
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