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Windows 7: Can I make a logical drive primary?

19 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7
some help please?

Hi, Unifex. I've been looking everywhere for someone who has my same issue and I finally find you. I have a Toshiba laptop that came with Vista on one hard drive (C) and had a second hard drive included (D). I decided to do a clean install of Win7 on the second one so the machine has been a dual boot for some time now. I'm finally to the point where I no longer want the Vista install and want to wipe that hard drive clean. However, simply removing the C drive won't make the computer default to a D boot. Without the C drive, the computer won't start, I think because it's the primary drive and the D is just a logical. Can you advise me on how to safely remove the Vista drive out of the equation entirely? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Basically, you could even leave it there and install another OS on your drive D. On my machine that's what I did - I originally bought the computer with Vista installed. Then 7 came out and I wanted to try it, so I got another hard drive and installed 7 on it, doing nothing to Vista. Now I have a dual boot machine. Moreover, each OS sees the drive on which it is installed as drive C :) - there is no reason for two different OS to keep the same letter assigned to the same drives.

Of course, I understand that you want to change the drive you are having problems with. I just wanted to illustrate what was already suggested before - you can simply install an OS on another drive, and do whatever you want with the faulty drive - leave it, pull it, replace it.

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19 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Welcome kcorry!

Could you please post a screenshot of your disk management window?
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