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Windows 7: A doubt about formating my Aspire

26 Dec 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP


As far as removing XP from the single-HD dual boot, can you please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping tool in Start Menu and attaching file using paper clip in reply box.

We can then tell you what is required to remove the XP partition so that it doesn't interfere with the Win7 boot.

If Disk Management is not allowing you to delete XP, it is most likely because it is system active. The Win7 partition needs to be marked active, then using the excellent free Partition Wizard CD delete XP, Resize WIn7 into it's space, then boot into the Win7 DVD repair console to run Startup Repair 3 times to write the MBR to newly resized Win7 partition.

We do these every day here with about a 95% success rate, but you should back up your files and perhaps a Win7 drive image because resizing operations can fail.

We can advise you for certain once you post back the Screenshot.

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26 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7

I followed method 2 and the error is still the same
What is disk management drive map?
I know how to use snipping tool but I dont know this disk management drive map
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26 Dec 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friwise View Post
It seems that MediaBootInstall is 0 without needing me to change it
Shall I continue with the next steps?
Is your Win7 version even an Upgrade? The workaround is only needed if you have an Upgrade version being installed to a new or formatted HD. It can also be accomplished with a Repair Install run from the desktop.

The activation issues can more likely be cleared up by your school where you got the download; as Tews has posted the error is because the key is over-utilized. This is not a worry as your school will make it good.
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26 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7

About the activation I guess the answer lies somewhere in the University. HEHE
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