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I have a clean install and want to delete the old install

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#1 keyboardNinja


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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:39 PM

Okay, here's my situation:

I have Windows 7 Pro on my laptop. I neglected to do a clean install back last year when I installed it (I now regret that). I wish to have a clean install now.

So, I partitioned off, and did a clean install (leaving the old OS intact until I make sure everything is migrated). Spent a day installing all my programs, configuring settings, etc (not as bad as I thought it was going to be, especially after having to do it twice on my netbook when things screwed up)....works great except for one minor issue that I posted about here (maybe I can get some help in that topic, too).

After I had confirmed that everything was the way I wanted it, and I hadn't forgotten anything, I was going to delete the old OS, "recover" the new one to consume the whole drive, and do the obligatory startup repair (I did this when deleting Vista, and moving entirely to 7, so it's nothing new to me).

The only problem is this: the new installation is a logical partition instead of primary. I don't know enough about this specific subject, but I do have an inkling that something isn't going to work correctly once I do the whole "delete-recover" manuever.

Here is my Disk Management screenshot to tell the whole story:

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Ignore the Virtual XP and Vista logical partitions. They are just there to keep my virtual machine hard drives from fragmenting with the rest of my files.

Is it possible to do a delete-recover like I have done before now that I'm dealing with a logical partition instead of primary?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:19 AM

I also need to do the same thing with Mojave, I mean Vista. I found IT Dojo: Remove Windows 7 or Vista from a dual-boot configuration with the Bootsect command.

I am going to do a good back up of 7 first.

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