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    Default Deleting remnants of old Windows 7 (64) Install

    Hello,

    I have just re-installed Win7(64) using a new SS C drive.
    All working well.
    In the process the old window install has been relegated to D HD, as you'd expect.
    It occupies about 7Gb of HD space but is useless & I want it gone.

    I think I have tried everything but nothing seems to work including quite new instructions on the use of the Command Prompt.
    The options I have tried are too many to list.

    Is there a sure fire way of doing this (even if I have to delete everything else on D)?
    Even then I do not know if a reformat would work.
    TIA

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    First make sure that your Windows on D is not the active partition on the disk. If that were the case, then you have to first copy the bootmgr to C.

    Once you are clear on the position of the bootmgr (active partition), you can delete the content of D with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. You have to burn the downloaded .iso to a CD and then boot the PC with that CD. This is a very useful program that you will use often.

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    whs, are you familiar with EasyBCD? If so, I have kwik-kwestions for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    whs, are you familiar with EasyBCD? If so, I have kwik-kwestions for ya.
    I use EasyBCD.
    What is the question ?

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    After making my cdrive and ddrive partions primary, I used EasyBCD to make both bootable; in case System Reserved ever failed. I figure it will give me time and energy to make immediate backups onto external hard-drives. I left completely alone the System Reserved partition.
    A side-effect of EasyBCD is that I cannot rename "Local_Disk" my former name: "S01_D" -- I was wondering if there is a solution. Everywhere else "S01_D" shows up, except in Explorer.exe.
    More importantly: what clicks do I make within EasyBCD to ensure that System Reserved is the booting partition, not C or D? Thanks in advance for your gracious help!

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    I suggest you post a picture of yor disk management with the 'Status' field fully expanded so that we can read all the text. From your post it is not 100% clear what the situation is.

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    Default screen shot of disk mgt results [can't find upload button]

    here's screen shot w/status expanded
    I can't find the upload button, where is it within the Go Advanced option?

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    Upload it to Tinypic and post the IMG code.

    TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

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    whs, I set up tinypic, uploaded the image, however, the yellow band with my IMG code does not allow copy from within that yellow band...how do I "get inside" that yellow band?

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