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Deleting a system partition?

By phschris1
Oct 19, 2009
  1. Hi all,

    I have 3 partitions on my hard drive: Vista, Windows 7, and recovery. My vista partition and 7 partition are each 71gb. I no longer want the vista partition and want to delete everything from the vista partition and add the free space to windows 7 partition. How do I go about doing this when I try to delete the vista partition through the use of the Disk Management tool it says I can't delete it because it is in use when I am not even using that partition? Help please!
     
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    OK when your using Win 7 where is your swap file? Is it using the Vista partition? Another thing to take into consideration is your boot loader, I believe it is located in the Vista Partition.
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

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