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Windows 7: Unable to fromat

25 Dec 2009   #1
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Unable to fromat

I can't format my partition, the format option is grayed out




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25 Dec 2009   #2
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
I can't format my partition, the format option is grayed out
If thats the partition you are working from, you cant format it. Also make sure its unmounted. You can always Burn an Ubuntu live CD, which has the Gparted Partition editor with it, then boot from it and format all you like.
Hope this helps
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25 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You cannot format using that option. You cannot format a drive that is being used. If you want to format, so that you can install windows 7. You will get that choice, if you boot up from the 7 DVD and choose the custom install option.
There are other methods such as using the appl gparted.
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25 Dec 2009   #4
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You cannot format using that option. If you want to format, so that you can install windows 7. You will get that choice, if you boot up from the 7 DVD and choose the custom install option.
we posted at the same time! i was first tho
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25 Dec 2009   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

This partition contained vista, i formatted it with Ubuntu live cd
Now i want to extend my windows7 installation to the unallocated 353GB but the option is greyed out


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25 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
This partition contained vista, i formatted it with Ubuntu live cd
Now i want to extend my windows7 installation to the unallocated 353GB but the option is greyed out
Try the free application gparted, as suggested above. Its free and recommened by many on this site.
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25 Dec 2009   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Now i want to extend my windows7 installation to the unallocated 353GB but the option is greyed out
The answer is as clear as logic can be......just look at the layout of the partitions.
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25 Dec 2009   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Gparted didn't work
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25 Dec 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ok... download gparted, burn the ISO, boot from the ISO disk and proceed with format... Now install Windows 7 as normal....

Good luck..
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25 Dec 2009   #10
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Ok... download gparted, burn the ISO, boot from the ISO disk and proceed with format... Now install Windows 7 as normal....

Good luck..
I think he has win7, but wants to extend the parition with the new free space that was created when he formatted the vista partition.
Sorry, thats not possible, as you would have to format the whole drive to do that.-
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