Problem with Installing Windows 7

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  1. CWhite

    CWhite New Member

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    I recently received a copy of Windows 7 and by not paying attention, I installed it on the wrong Drive (D:\ instead of C:\).

    I have little knowledge in computers, but I believe I know the basics. I attempted to just transfer the files from the D Drive to C Drive, but it didn't work. My Plan B was I reinstalled windows 7 onto my C Drive, which worked, but now I would like to just delete Windows 7 off the D drive. However, when I try to delete it, but it says I need to gain permission from TrustedInstaller. I even tried to delete it with administrator permission but it still didn't work


    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    have you tried using computer mangement (found under Administrative Tools via the control panel or start menu) look for the storage snap in and remove the partition on your D drive? It may not let you do this but it's worth a try.

    You could also try turning off the UAC and then right-clicking on the drive in My computer (actually called just 'Computer') and clicking format..
     
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    Have you tried formatting D.:?
     
  4. CWhite

    CWhite New Member

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    I was thinking about doing that when I get home from school, so I'll give that a try. Would the partition be called Windows.Old if I try to remove it or would it say something else.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Not sure really but just remove any partition found on that drive. You'll probably get a warning about data loss but just go ahead and then hopefully you should be able to format the drive via the My Computer screen.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I kinda assumed the op had tried that but yes your right thats how you would do it normally.. :)
     
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    Hi CWhite,

    Do you get both 7 installs listed in the boot menu?

    Please post a screenshot of Disk Management.
     
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    Everything is fixed now. I did what you and I were thinking and deleted the partition and created a new one. I couldn't reformat it under Computer, so I just went back under Administrative Tools. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Great stuff! Glad to help..
     

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