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Deleting Windows 7 from dual boot


canuck257

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I have both 7 and 8 installed in a dual boot system and have now decided that I no longer need Windows 7.

I have read and re-read the tutorial on removing Windows 7 so I am very familiar with the method however, it does not work for me. In disk manager I select the partition to be deleted and right click on it as instructed in the tutorial. In the drop down menu the option to "delete volume" is greyed out and not available so I am stuck.:cry:

i could use some direction here please guys.:confused:
 

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It would help if you could post a screen shot of your disk management. That way we can see what is going on.
 

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canuck257

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Sorry, should have thought of that !!

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The Windows 8 boot files are on the D:


Delete Win 7-003.PNG
 

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Any further suggestions please?
 

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Mark the Windows 8 HD Drive ACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums
Than
Physically disconnect the Windows 7 HD.
Make the Windows 8 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

Than do a repair:
How to do a Automatic Repair:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2843-automatic-repair-run-windows-8-a.html
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums


How to do a Refresh:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html

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Thank you Theog.
In disk manager I have right cliked on the Windows 8 drive but "Make partition active" is greyed out and not available??
 

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canuck257

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I have just downloaded and tried Mini Tool Partition manager with the same results.
 

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Use Method Two.
 

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OK now we are getting somewhere. Option 2 worked, I detached the Win. 7 drive and put the Win 8 drive in SATA 1 then re-started. Automatic repair said it could not repair my PC.

Disk Manager now shows the option to delete the Win 7 partition, should I go ahead and do this?

Ivan
 

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OK now we are getting somewhere. Option 2 worked, I detached the Win. 7 drive and put the Win 8 drive in SATA 1 then re-started. Automatic repair said it could not repair my PC.
Which is saying Windows 8 is not booting. :confused:

Disk Manager now shows the option to delete the Win 7 partition, should I go ahead and do this?
Which is saying Windows 8 is booting. :confused:



Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Windows 8?
 

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canuck257

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Windows 8 is definitely booting so I went ahead and deleted the Windows 7 partition with no problems. I then used Minitool Partition Wizard to re-size my partitions and re-booted. All appears to be working well EXCEPT!!! Automatic repair will still not work.
ScreenShot003.jpg

This is how things look right now.
 

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canuck257

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OK , I will give it a go.

I have just run Automatic Repair 4 times powering off in between. Still no joy.

Ivan
 

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Why are doing Automatic Repair, when Windows 8 is booting?
 

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canuck257

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Partition Wizard 4.2 will not install on my Win. 8.

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Easeus Partition Master does not provide the option to convert Dynamic to Basic.

Disk Management also does NOT offer the option to convert.

This is becoming a very steep hill to climb:D

Ivan
 

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