I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

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I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by a.nice.girl on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:26

I made the incredibly stupid move of installing Windows 7 on the wrong drive, not paying attention that D:Recovery was highlighted instead of my C:OS drive. I did not realize my mistake until everything was said and done and I noticed that I had only 2 GB free on my D drive. So what did I do? You guessed it, I went back and installed Windows again but this time onto the correct drive. Now when I start the computer I have a dual boot of Windows 7 and Windows 7. I have read all day about other people doing the same thing and looking for a solution but the answers are so conflicting...Sure get rid of D drive, Windows 7 doesn't really need it anyway...don't touch or delete anything in there or your PC might not boot back up. Suspect I don't want to make matters worse and do something that I can't correct, so what is the easiest/most non-complicated way to get rid of Windows 7 on D drive?

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Re: I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:51

Hello,

If you don't have any personal files on the D:\ drive (or back them up if you do), why not just format the drive?

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Re: I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by a.nice.girl on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 22:55

No I don't have anything personal on it, I was just afraid of screwing something up if it had anything to do with booting up the computer. Which was one of the many things I read. If formatting is all I need to do that would be great and sounds easy enough!
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Post by Adwomin on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 10:44

Hello,

As far as I know, yes, that should do the trick.
Perhaps someone else can tell you more about this.

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Re: I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by a.nice.girl on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 13:35

Well I formatted the D drive and everything seemed to work just fine until I restarted my computer. It's still going to the black screen and asking which OS I want to boot. The only difference now is the one that I thought I got rid of on D drive now says Microsoft Windows 7. So I guess it's still there somewhere. No Thanks for trying to help Admin.

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Re: I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 16:41

Hello,

Open your Start menu and type msconfig in the search box. Press [ENTER].
Now, go to the "Startup computer" (something like that) and remove the "old" Windows.
Click "OK" and then restart your PC. Don't remove the wrong OS, lol.

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Re: I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by a.nice.girl on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 18:18

Oh you had me nervous with the "Don't remove the wrong OS". lol Luckily I didn't and I am happy to report that it worked!! Along with your advice for msconfig and a handy little tool I found that edits the boot manager, all seems to be functioning as it should. I have learned my lesson on paying more attention when installing and I can finally stop banging my head on the keyboard. Now on to reinstalling programs and my Sims games Shocked (which I am dreading).

Thanks for all your help!
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Re: I installed Windows 7 where?!....Oh Crap! [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 14:19

Hello nice girl,

You're most welcome!
Enjoy your Windows and our downloads again and please let us know if you ever need any more assistance!

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