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Windows 7: I want my whole hard-drive back Please

20 Aug 2010   #21
Gazz777

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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You have use the program at the link below, Windows won't do it.


Partition Wizard Home Edition
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20 Aug 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Thank for all your help will d/load, nervous times




Don't do anything you're not comfortable with, ask all the questions you want, that's why we're here.
Will hold you to this,


OK mate, I'll be here.
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20 Aug 2010   #23
madtownidiot

 

You will have problems getting your system to boot, especially if you were using GRUB as a boot manager. Deleting your linux partition will delete the bootloader, and you will have use a windows disk to run startup repair. Because Linux is installed on a logical partition by default when other operating system(s) are present, you will need a 3rd party disk utility to resize your partitions the way you want to, gparted live is a good and completely free one, boots from a flash drive in about 10 seconds, and can move and resize whole partitions or even clone them to another HDD.
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20 Aug 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The disk management snip he posted said Windows 7 is "System, Active" so he should have no problems booting Windows 7 right.
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20 Aug 2010   #25
madtownidiot

 

It will say that when you're booted into windows, but believe it when I say, if you're using GRUB on a machine that multiboots linux and windows, and you just delete the linux partition, windows won't boot any more without running startup repair..
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20 Aug 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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It will say that when you're booted into windows, but believe it when I say, if you're using GRUB on a machine that multiboots linux and windows, and you just delete the linux partition, windows won't boot any more without running startup repair..
I think that is a valid point. Hmm, it's getting more complicated.
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20 Aug 2010   #27
gregrocker

 

It is still wisest to Wipe the old Linux partition of Linux code using Partition Wizard "Wipe" function to apply at least one set of zeroes.

To remove Free Space and make it Unallocated you'll at least need to Delete it as it remains an extended Logical partition without content (Free Space) until you do.

Once you have deleted/wiped, rightclick Win7 partition with PW to Resize, drag right grey border over the deleted/wiped Unallocated Space, OK, Apply all steps. Confirm Win7 is still marked Active.

If Win7 will then not start, boot into Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Startup Repair to run up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
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20 Aug 2010   #28
madtownidiot

 

The result of deleting the linux partition will be a "bootmgr is missing. Press Ctrl alt del to restart"
There are ways around it, but for me removing linux from a machine that has more than one version of windows almost always means either reinstalling each version of windows and manually setting up BCD or restoring them from an image and having to reactivate windows from a black screen that says "windows is not genuine", neither of which is much fun, but still less complicated than any of the other solutions I've found.
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