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November 18, 2009 6:19:26 PM

HI Guys,

I have one hard-drive in which I installed my operating system
c: vista 32

now on the same HDD I have partitioned off another which I installed another operating system on.
z: Vista 64

If I delete my first operating system will my second operating system themn become my master operating system? with no problems?

thanks
a b B Homebuilt system
November 18, 2009 11:08:28 PM

In your disk manager there should be a way to mark a partition as active. The active partition is what it should try to boot from.
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November 19, 2009 9:56:26 AM

so if i make that the active boot then delete my first OS install i should be ok:? or shall i just start from scratch ? delete everything and do a fresh install ?
November 19, 2009 1:06:44 PM

You should delete the first partition, move Vista 64 partition to the start of the disc (OS partition should be near the start of the HD as much as possible), a free solution like QPart can do this. Then you can use the Windows repair feature with the installation DVD.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2009 2:48:07 PM

Another idea is to grab another hard drive and clone the partition to it.
November 22, 2009 1:11:49 PM

masterasia said:
Another idea is to grab another hard drive and clone the partition to it.


what app would i use for that ?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2009 3:29:00 AM

jagzc said:
what app would i use for that ?


I'm using Acronis.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2009 3:45:03 PM

You can go to cnet and search for free partition managers.
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