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Windows 7: what partition is the vista on?

27 Sep 2010   #1
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
what partition is the vista on?

Hi, I have been fighting with my computer for days and it's wearing me down. I have clawed my back from everything being gone, even the o/s. I don't know what caused it. Anyway I ended up with a vista on here too that I don't want. It's weird too, all big and fuzzy. Anyhow, I think it's in the o/s partition but I can't really tell. The 7 is on top of the boot menu. So if it's in the o/s part, am I stuck with it?




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28 Sep 2010   #2
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Can you post a image of your disk management window?

I'm assuming you did an upgrade from Vista to Windows 7?

What OS are you in where you took those screen shots?
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28 Sep 2010   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The "OS C" drive shows the Windows.old folder from Vista being replaced with the 7 custom install option used if you didn't perfrom an inplace upgrade but simply elected not to reformat the drive first before 7 went on. That preserves all the user files from the former Vista installation there and should be seen as Disk 0 in the DM.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

That's how it started out.


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28 Sep 2010   #5
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

What a mess, what do you want to do, which OS do you want to keep.

May I suggest you backup everything important to an external hard drive, and perform a new "Clean Install".

Prepare a Drive for- Clean Install
Clean Install Windows 7

I assume your recovery partition is no longer good, since it will be to recovery back to Vista?
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28 Sep 2010   #6
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I just want the 7. The recovery partition thing is greek to me. It used to have something like pqservices but that seems to be gone with the wind.

Every thing I do makes it worse.

So if it start the 7 upgrade thing all over again, will it ask me which partition I want it and should I do the O/S one?
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28 Sep 2010   #7
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sablegsd View Post
I just want the 7. The recovery partition thing is greek to me. It used to have something like pqservices but that seems to be gone with the wind.

Every thing I do makes it worse.

So if it start the 7 upgrade thing all over again, will it ask me which partition I want it and should I do the O/S one?

If thats what you decide follow the tutorials..

If will completely erase all partitions, don't do an upgrade do a clean install. Follow the first link to prepare the drives and then the clean install.

You should have something like one partition for the OS and one DATA partition.

Data Partition
User Folders - Change Default Location
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28 Sep 2010   #8
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

What about the driver thing? Where and how do I save them? Hey, I can hear you guys snickering!
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28 Sep 2010   #9
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You won't hear anyone snickering here.
We ALL have been there done that and learned from our mistakes and moved on to help other from doing the same thing.
Don't worry about drivers as Windows 7 should supply all of them.
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28 Sep 2010   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

For one the last of the four partitions is an extended not primary partition there. The first thing to consider would be nuking that off of the drive and expanding the now 3rd primary used for storage into that space. Note that any partition changes could result in a mishap where you would lose everything if not first backed up elsewhere as suggested to another drive or removable media!

With the D or E volume expanded if all went well you would simply nuke the small recovery and present C to see a brand new C primary larger in size for a nice clean install of 7 there. Since you are working with upgrade media you would need to follow the guide for this. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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