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Deleting System Partition

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Old 06-22-2007
Sp8ceman
 

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Deleting System Partition
Hi, I had a dual boot scenario setup with two different versions of Windows
Vista. I've decided all I need as one. I would like to delete partition C
(my original partition) and keep partition B (the new partition), but the
option to delete C is grayed out. Additionally, both are primary partitions,
but the system partition is C.

I want to get rid of C and recover the space. How do I do this? Ideally I
could move the system stuff to B and then delete C.

Thanks,
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Old 06-23-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Deleting System Partition
Hi,

If C: is the system partition (meaning it contains the boot files and is the
active partition), then you cannot remove it without rendering the system
unbootable. You would have to first change the other partition to be the
active one, then boot the Vista DVD and do a startup repair to rewrite the
boot files to it. Only then will you be able to delete the original.

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> Hi, I had a dual boot scenario setup with two different versions of
> Windows
> Vista. I've decided all I need as one. I would like to delete partition
> C
> (my original partition) and keep partition B (the new partition), but the
> option to delete C is grayed out. Additionally, both are primary
> partitions,
> but the system partition is C.
>
> I want to get rid of C and recover the space. How do I do this? Ideally I
> could move the system stuff to B and then delete C.
>
> Thanks,


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