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Happy with Win 8 and want to delete Win7

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    Happy with Win 8 and want to delete Win7


    hi guys,

    My Win7 is my C: drive and Win8 is my W: drive.

    Since i prefer a lot of space for the OS, i want to delete the C: partition. Both partitions are on the same Revo drive,

    with the system reserved partition and a partition with data.

    Remove C: cannot be done in Disk Manager because drive is in use. Not even with Easeus partition program.

    Since i have Win8 also installed on a internal SSD, i am sure when i restart on the SSD that i can do whatever i want

    with the C: drive, BUT, suppose i delete C:, the question is....will i be able to restart via my Win 8 on the Revo and

    reallocote the extra GB? I ask this because it could be tricky.

    thanks

    Jeff
    Last edited by jeffrys; 10 Nov 2011 at 09:26.

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  2. #2


    Psate a screen of your disk management
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  3. #3


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    ok Vrosa,

    here it is.

    JeffClick image for larger version
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    Try to install the boot loader in other partitioon (other than C - EasyBCD 2.2 does it), then verify all the boot settings, reboot and delete the old partition. i guess it may work, but dont forget to save important data
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    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Is the bootloader always on the C: drive?


    Jeff
    Last edited by jeffrys; 10 Nov 2011 at 12:44.
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  6. #6


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    ok, since nobody knows....tomorrow i install Win8 over Win7, that should take care of it.

    Jeff
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    Is the bootloader always on the C: drive?No. You may install to other drives, and that's quite useful !
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    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    easiest way IMO is to backup (or image) the W8 partition, (remember to set it active in the backup program), delete the C partition and restore the W8 partition on your C partition.

    If it doesn't boot ist time (boot loader might not have restored 100% OK) just insert W8 install disk / usb and boot it and run and Repair system -- only takes seconds.

    I use Acronis for the imaging backup program but you can use things like Free Macrium etc.

    Make a bootable version of the imaging program.

    (note after restoring the partition to the C drive you can delete the original).

    You might also need the Free Bootable partition manager tool before you start

    Whole process shouldn't take more than 20 - 30 mins.

    Incidentally I'd keep a backup copy of your W7 image somewhere -- you never know W8 Beta might not be available when this version expires in March 2012 -- so if you don't have backup you could be without a working OS.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Incidentally I'd keep a backup copy of your W7 image somewhere -- you never know W8 Beta might not be available when this version expires in March 2012 -- so if you don't have backup you could be without a working OS.
    Very true.
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  10. #10


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    ok guys,

    i am convinced, will keep the Win7 until it is clear that Win8 does not need to be uninstalled.

    thanks

    Jeff
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