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Windows cannot delete active system partition on this disk

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Windows cannot delete active system partition on this disk

    Hey..I was having a problem since my computer shows "windows cannot delete the active system partition on this disk". Please help me out and guide me on how to delete the partition on which i have windows 7 installed.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 77
    7HP x64/7 Ultimate x32

    Hi Manish

    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums ...
    Your screenshot appears to indicate that you are trying to delete your boot partition which is on an extended partition.

    How did you conduct your upgrade to Windows 8?
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  3. #3

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Get something like GPARTED -- bootable partition mamager and delete the partitions that way.

    BTW Are you really sure you WANT to delete that partition. If you want to re-size partitions etc GPARTED also does that or simply take an image dump with say FREE MACRIUM. boot up GPARTED, re-arrange the partitions, then re-boot the FREE MACRIUM and restore your partitions to the new ones.

    I don't think it's a good idea to have the boot partition in a logical partition. The boot partition is normally a small ACTIVE primary partition while the OS is in another PRIMARY partition.

    Another way

    1) delete with GPARTED the extended partition.
    2) Insert the Windows install disk and choose recovery option.
    3) it will now re-create a proper boot partition
    4) re-boot your system.

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