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Old 08-11-2010, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default deleting a partition blocked by windows

have JUST reinstalled win7 ultimate 64.
i also deleted the windows.old folder to make more space.
i also have a partition for VISTA from like a year ago and want to get rid of it once and for all except that windows won't let me.
the partition with VISTA is C: partition while my current win7 partition is J:.

upon boot, i do get the choice of either win7 or VISTA.
note: the partitions are NOT on the same HDD as i have 6 HDD's.

read on the forums that i should not use partition magic in win7 or is that just BS?

how can i finally rid myself of this VISTA partition?

just tried PARAGON PARTITION MANAGER 9.0 PRO and it was a no go. i think it is due to it being a C: partition.
i tried to change letter but no go.
although i did manage to mark the c: partition as NON ACTIVE so i can't boot back into my PC, awesome
i have a laptop at least


sooooooooo, now i need either a recovery USB (have NO cd drive) or a bootable win7 USB.
any ideas?

i have win7 currently on a USB but when i try and use it i'm getting the error "no bootable partition in table" on my PC even though the USB has a BOOT directory, a BOOT file and a...

AUTORUN.inf, that has this in the file...
[Autorun]
open=setup.exe
icon=setup.exe,0

can i change the autorun file so the USB is recognized?
yes, the BIOS is set to boot from USB as first device.


man this has turned into a mess
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Default Re: deleting a partition blocked by windows

I would have used GParted. It is an awesome Linux Utility that will allow you to delete and create partitions very easily without any hassle.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: deleting a partition blocked by windows

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I would have used GParted. It is an awesome Linux Utility that will allow you to delete and create partitions very easily without any hassle.
thanks, i'm using Gpart now, super easy!!!

anyone know how i can make a bootable USB that has win7 on it?
i don't own a CD drive.
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