How easy is it to remove a partition?

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Technochicken

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In the interest of installing windows 7, I'm going to make a 30 or so gb partition on my c drive, because it is the fastest. But on April first, when windows expires, I'm going to have a usless 30 gb partition. How dfficult would it be to rejoin the partition with the rest of the drive? And obviously I will not care about sparing the data on the partition.
 

kimsland

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It might be best to install the Beta Windows 7 on a clean drive
Then wipe (or remove) the partition, once completed testing

Being Beta, it is unknown precisely what damage it may cause to an existing OS
 

Technochicken

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As I do not have a clean drive, how would you reccomend installing it? Or would it be best just not to install it?
 

kimsland

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I'm concerned about your boot config being edited (even across partitions)
Ideally I'd suggest using another (clean) drive

Please note: I have not tried Windows7 myself (as yet)
 

Technochicken

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Oh well. I'll probably be able to scrounge up a harddrive from somewhere. Thanks for the help.
 

Ultiweap

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Making it on a clean drive is a good thing as you can delete it easily and put the boot config in order later. Also Windows 7 Build 7000 is very nice and in performance is largely over XP and Vista as it is an completely fluid OS even on a beta version.

Now if you don't know if you want to use a partition or buy a new HDD you can also use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 or Vmware Workstation to make a Virtual OS of Windows 7 with its DVD and it is like a normal OS just that it is Virtual and it take part of the RAM free.
 

Technochicken

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I downloaded the 64 bit version, so I can't run it in virtual pc. I tried downloading the 32 bit version, but the download kept cutting off.
 
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