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Windows 7: delete/system is not allowed on the current boot

29 May 2015   #1

windows 7 & 8 64 bit
delete/system is not allowed on the current boot

I Had Windows 7 32-Bit .. i need 64-bit and i heard OS boots faster on SSD .. i have only one SSD so i created a partition on this SSD and installed 64-bit on the created partition .. now i want to delete/format partition 1 but i can't .. i tried DISKPART , formatting like normal

the partition i am trying to format/delete has status as : System , Primary Partition


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2015   #2


The System flag means it's the partition booting the present OS. Is there another OS in Partition 1? Either way, the installer will place the boot files on the first-in-order Primary partition, especially if it's already marked Active.

Let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image then we can give you the steps to correctly move the boot files. Once moved you can delete partition 1 or absorb its space into Win7 partition which runs best on the left side of the hard drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Have you been able to convert the 2nd partition into Active, Primary yet? After you can boot from that 2nd partition, then you can delete & format 1st partition. I don't know the DISKPART command lines, nor if Windows DiskMgr is enough - 'cause I use Acronis Disk Manager 12 on such matters.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 May 2015   #4

windows 7 & 8 64 bit

OK My pc was given to a repair center and now he haved installed windows 7 in my SSD
MY SSD has two partitions .. he have installed windows 7 in one partition and the previous installed windows 7 is still in 2nd partion
so now the problem is
Windows 7 is working fine .. it is installed on C drive but in disk management the partition status is shown as : boot ,page file , crash dump , primary partition
and the other partition which is of no use and i wanna format it shows status as : system , active , primary partition .. i can't format it till i make C drive status as System . Active right ?
so how do i do it ?? pls help .. i may be confusing u but pls try to understand

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2015   #5


Move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums,
then reboot.

Once the System Active flags are on C partition then you can delete D in DIsk Mgmt and Extend C into the space so it is reasonably large enough.

The drive is small enough I'd use Partition Wizard to Extend C to the left. How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2015   #6

windows 7 & 8 64 bit

the location it's showing "c:\users\office............." it doesn't have the backup/file
i just wanna be double sure .. i can't afford to go back to that far to repair center again :\

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2015   #7

windows 7 & 8 64 bit

ok i have done easybcd thing and now C is active but System is still on D
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2015   #8

windows 7 & 8 64 bit

THANK YOU SO MUCH i rebooted and ya C got system flag .. @gregrocker Thanks Buddy <3
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