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Can't delete Hard drive partitions while in the middle of installing win 7

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June 18, 2014 5:29:50 PM

Hi everyone, Im trying to clean install win 7 on my desktop. I restarted the system and got into the boot menu and selected my flash drive to boot from for clean boot. after completing the initial steps, i reach this window where it asks you to select a drive to install the os. Im trying to delete both partitions as i want to allocate 100 gb for c drive which is now 34 gb. but the delete partitions options under advanced options is grayed out. How can delete these two partitions?

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a c 97 G Storage
June 18, 2014 5:33:05 PM

Is the delete option still grayed out when you highlight/select a partition?
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June 18, 2014 5:46:00 PM

spooky2th said:
Is the delete option still grayed out when you highlight/select a partition?


Yes....
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a c 97 G Storage
June 18, 2014 5:49:08 PM

Can you format the partitions in windows install? If you can then maybe you will be able to delete them afterwards.
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June 18, 2014 6:02:29 PM

I have formatted both the partitions, but im unable to delete them.
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a c 97 G Storage
June 18, 2014 8:10:07 PM

You might have to get another 3rd party program to delete the partitions. Partition wizard is a good free app.
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June 18, 2014 11:24:14 PM

Ok thanks! Will try that now... :) 
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