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Windows 7: re install clean windows 7

28 Jun 2011   #21
nvyaniv

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

hi i did as u adviced.. formatted the whole drive to remove the grub thing.. but new porblem..
turns out mdad has some paid software that he dosnt wanna remove.. so i need to make the installed windows 7 into c drive.. can i do that???


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28 Jun 2011   #22
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you install Linux you have GRUB.
All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Than reinstall
If you have done this, you only have one partition C: & GRUB delete.

If only formated the HD, GRUB is still inplace.
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28 Jun 2011   #23
nvyaniv

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

am not sure.. my brohter tried out the code stuff.. but i still have alll 4 drives.. but the c drive is wiped clean.. nohing is in it.. and am able to directly to boot into windows... now assuming grub is removed.. how do i make the drive in which windows 7 is intalled now into C drive.??
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28 Jun 2011   #24
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nvyaniv View Post
am not sure.. my brohter tried out the code stuff.. but i still have alll 4 drives.. but the c drive is wiped clean.. nohing is in it.. and am able to directly to boot into windows... now assuming grub is removed.. how do i make the drive in which windows 7 is intalled now into C drive.??
If you have done this, you only have one partition C: & GRUB delete.

If only formated the HD, GRUB is still inplace.
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28 Jun 2011   #25
nvyaniv

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

dude nooooo.. i need the data in the other two drives other than C and I... i dont wana loose it..
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28 Jun 2011   #26
theog

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If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new install.
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28 Jun 2011   #27
nvyaniv

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

dude da one i showed in the pict isnt mine.. both of them arent mine.. cant i delete grub without putting those two drives into any form of trouble..
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28 Jun 2011   #28
gregrocker

 

Do not wipe the HD if you don't want to delete all data.

Please post back a screenshot of the maxmimized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings now that you have made the changes, using SNipping TOol in Start Menu.

You likely didn't format C (or it failed) as it holds the System Boot files and wouldn't boot WIn7 without it. As explained and ignored, Win7 cannot boot from its own partition because it is part of a Logical Extended partition. And you cannot convert it to Primary partition (which can boot) without deleting the other sub-partitions which hold your data.

You cannot change the drive letter for installed Win7 - it will always ruin the OS.

Your best bet is to do a partition-specific wipe of C with Partition Wizard boot CD, then reinstall Win7 to C and gradually transition all programs from I to C. Then you can delete I and use the Logical Extended partition exclusively for data as it's intended.

You should tell your Dad that no data is safe unless backed up to an external HD, so he will buy one, you can transfer your data off, wipe the entire HD and clean reinstall Win7.
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