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Windows 7: Multiple OSs

07 May 2010   #1
Xader

 
 
Multiple OSs

Here's the deal.

I'm attempting to reformat and reinstall Windows 7 on a friends Dell Inspiron 1750.

The issue I'm finding is that upon install, I'm seeing 3 partitions. "OEM (Reserved)" - 39.0MB, "System" - 14GB, and "Primary" - 284GB. OEM and System can not be deleted or formatted.
I install the OS on the "Primary" partition. After the installation, on bootup, there are 2 Windows 7 OSs to choose between.

What is this second OS, and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks!


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07 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xader View Post
Here's the deal.

I'm attempting to reformat and reinstall Windows 7 on a friends Dell Inspiron 1750.

The issue I'm finding is that upon install, I'm seeing 3 partitions. "OEM (Reserved)" - 39.0MB, "System" - 14GB, and "Primary" - 284GB. OEM and System can not be deleted or formatted.
I install the OS on the "Primary" partition. After the installation, on bootup, there are 2 Windows 7 OSs to choose between.

What is this second OS, and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks!
The easiest way is to boot from the dvd format the drive then do a clean install of win 7.
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07 May 2010   #3
Xader

 
 

Well, the issue seems to be solved. The first clean install did not help, but the second (same exact process) apparently did.

Go figure..well thanks again!
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