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Deleting windows off a hard drive.


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shaak

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I recently installed windows 7 on a new ssd and I'm wanting to delete windows off the old hard drive and just use it as storage. Whenever I log in at the moment I have to choose which Windows 7 file to boot from, minor inconvenience but it'd be nice to get rid of.
I'm not very sure on whats the best way to go about doing this.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Hello Shaak and welcome to Geeks To Go.

Have a read of this...

http://www.sevenforu...it-how-use.html

And this...

http://www.softpedia...s/EasyBCD.shtml
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Thanks Wolfeymole,
I'm not very good with technical stuff, is there no way to just delete windows off the hard drive?
Or a way to format the entire drive (I've already backed everything on it up)
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Can you take a screen shot of what it looks like in Disk Management please and attach it in your next reply.

If you are unsure where it is simply right click on Computer and choose Manage and in the list on the left pane click Disk Management.

You may have to open the Storage aspect if it is not already open.
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Disk 1 has the OS I want to use, Disk 2 has the OS I want to get rid of

Edited by shaak, 16 March 2013 - 04:17 AM.

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Ok.

If you are absolutely sure that you want to delete all the contents of disk 2 then right click on each partition and in the box that opens click "Delete Volume".

Once you have deleted all partitions/volumes you should be left with 931.51GB of unallocated space which you then right click on and click Format.

Format it as NTFS.
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Thanks for your help Wolfeymole, works perfectly!
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You're more than welcome Shaak. :thumbsup:
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