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Dual booted Windows 7 (first install) and Windows 8 on SSD. Can I simply format Windows 7 partition?

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October 4, 2013 1:48:39 AM

If I have an SSD and installed Windows 7 first, then later on installed Windows 8 for dual boot, if I now decide to get rid of Windows 7 and stick with Windows 8, can I simply format the Windows 7 partition and be able to still have excellent performance from the SSD?
In regular hard drive, it is better if you install it on fresh hard drive so that the files are in the first sector of the hard drive. Is it same with SSD? Thanks.

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October 4, 2013 9:19:34 AM
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if you want to stick with W8, make sure it is installed in Primary Partition (Drive C: )... So You can delete or format the other partition from where you installed other OS in Disc Management.
October 4, 2013 3:41:21 PM

rudlan said:
if you want to stick with W8, make sure it is installed in Primary Partition (Drive C: )... So You can delete or format the other partition from where you installed other OS in Disc Management.


I have created two partitions on the SSD. So, I installed Windows 7 first, which take up the first partition, then I installed Windows 8. So if I delete the first partition, the 2nd partition (Windows 8) will still work fine?
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October 4, 2013 5:03:57 PM

iQuantumPhysics said:
rudlan said:
if you want to stick with W8, make sure it is installed in Primary Partition (Drive C: )... So You can delete or format the other partition from where you installed other OS in Disc Management.


I have created two partitions on the SSD. So, I installed Windows 7 first, which take up the first partition, then I installed Windows 8. So if I delete the first partition, the 2nd partition (Windows 8) will still work fine?


Yes,no problem, but you cant extend the volume of 2nd partition anymore because it was originaly came from 1st partition.
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