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Windows 7: Help with deleting a partition

27 Dec 2009   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I'm guessing the partition you deleted was on the left of the 7 partition?

Run startup repair from the 7 dvd /recovery cd as already suggested to reflect the new offset.


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27 Dec 2009   #12
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
I just reread your first post you said you did a clean install but later you said there was a lot of data you did not want to loose so it's sounding more like you did an upgrade not a clean install am I understanding right?
No a clean install still keeps all your old data in a file called "windows old"
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27 Dec 2009   #13
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I'm guessing the partition you deleted was on the left of the 7 partition?

Run startup repair from the 7 dvd /recovery cd as already suggested.
yes it was on the left, I have tried putting my win 7 (upgrade) disc in but how do you get to the repair option it seems to just give me the option for install
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27 Dec 2009   #14
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
In Place Upgrade

You did an in place upgrade a clean install is when you delete all partitions create new ones format them then install if you had done all that you would not be in this pickle.
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27 Dec 2009   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
No More Upgrade Discs

Man I wish Microsoft would quit making upgrade discs I have seen so many people end up with problems due to upgrades always clean install it's the best way!
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27 Dec 2009   #16
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Did you try booting from the win 7 disc and doing a start up repair.
Startup Repair
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27 Dec 2009   #17
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
No Start Up Repair

I don't think the upgrade disc will give you the option to do a repair correct me if I am wrong.
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27 Dec 2009   #18
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Did you try booting from the win 7 disc and doing a start up repair.
Startup Repair
I have found the Repair option and I am now trying that, back soon
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27 Dec 2009   #19
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
I don't think the upgrade disc will give you the option to do a repair correct me if I am wrong.
You're mistaken, it will I'm afraid...
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27 Dec 2009   #20
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Ok I Stand Corrected

Ok thanks for the correction like I said I never due upgrades I wasn't sure I thought I had read somewhere that the upgrade disc was more limited.
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