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    Delete Windows 8 CP partition?


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    Since I want a hackintosh and need to delete a windows 8 CP......I tried to delete via disk management on windows 7....but I can't delete or format windows 8 partition like in picture

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    Hi Pote.
    Welcome to Eight Forum.

    Mostly we can not remove/delete/erase recognizable system partition from within the system environment using native disk management as it is protected.

    You can do it through third party disk/partition program such as Partition wizard, Easeus, etc.
    Or, using bootable utility disk.

    Kevin.

    Edit: When you done erasing, you need to remove Windows 8 from boot menu (if it was dual boot) using EasyBCD from W7 environment.
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    You cannot delete Windows 8 (drive D) as it is Windows System partition - the System partition in Windows has the boot files !

    1. Mark Windows 7 partition as active.
    2. Reboot to Windows 7 Repair CD/DVD/USB and run StartUp Repair up to 3 times with rebooting.
    This is the recomended way on "sevenforums".

    Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
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    Not sure if you've handled this yet, but here's an easy way how.

    Copy bootmgr file from D: to C:

    Copy boot folder from D: to C: and skip over the files it tells you it can't copy.

    Open an elevated command prompt and run this command:

    bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd

    Now set C: to be the active partition in Disk Management. Reboot and now you can format D:

    Be sure to also remove the reference to D: in the bcd. You can use EasyBCD for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Not sure if you've handled this yet, but here's an easy way how.

    Copy bootmgr file from D: to C:

    Copy boot folder from D: to C: and skip over the files it tells you it can't copy.

    Open an elevated command prompt and run this command:

    bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd

    Now set C: to be the active partition in Disk Management. Reboot and now you can format D:

    Be sure to also remove the reference to D: in the bcd. You can use EasyBCD for that.
    That is certainly one way of doing it - except you will still face the double boot screen because you have not fixed the MBR.
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    EasyBCD's "Edit Boot Menu" tab has a box to check to "Skip the boot menu".
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    Why not just clean-up the MBR with EasyBCD.
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    From what I recall, EasyBCD has an option of "migrating" the Windows boot loader files from one partition to another, and in the process, updates the MBR accordingly.

    I think also have the option to Repair the boot files.

    So, if the boot loader files are in the Win7 partition, after removing the Windows 8 partition, you would just use this EasyBCD Repair option and you would be OK again.
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    Fixed.....Just delete windows 8 CP via windows 7 installer......and fix booting with windows 7 repair tool on windows 7 DVD
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