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I am currently using a Packard Bell Easynote LJ75.

This laptop is running several partitions.

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My laptop was running fine with Windows 7 installed on E:, and C: being used to store all apps and data. These were the default "factory" settings.

However, last week the system stopped working properly, so I decided to re-install Windows 7 on C: since the one on E: was "corrupted" or not working properly.

Now I have two OS and I boot my computer using a USB drive (otherwise I would get the bootmgr missing error on startup).

However, I would like to know what happens if I format E: and install Windows 7 there again. Is that possible? Could I format C: after this and have my computer with just one OS and running the same way as it was when it came out of the factory?

Finally, I just downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) from Digital River. I burned it on a DVD using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool" to make a bootable DVD.

Am I ready to format E:? Am I missing something?

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If I were you I would format all of those partitions and make a fresh install of Win7 on drive C. I was using two OS in different partitions in the past but using drive C is the most efficient way...

To get rid of unwanted OS on the boot menu you should delete OS entry from the boot menu by using

  1. Run → msconfig → boot then delete OS on E drive

  2. Format E drive

  3. Continue using Win7 on C drive (or make a fresh install on C)

  4. If I were you I would not use E for win7 in any situation

Do not forget to assign undeleted OS as default after deleting any OS.

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So would you live the E: partition with the corrupted Win 7 OS? You mean format all partitions and merge them into C:? Why not having a separate partition with windows 7 on it like I have right now? Isn't this more secure? – John Shepard Jan 6 '13 at 13:20
1-Run > msconfig > boot then delete OS on E drive 2-Format E drive 3-Continue using Win7 on C drive (or make a fresh install on C) 4-If I were you I would not use E for win7 in any situation. – NT. Jan 6 '13 at 13:22
why wouldn't you use win 7 on E: in any situation? This was how my laptop came by default. – John Shepard Jan 6 '13 at 13:25
one of the reasons is the default file adresses of softwares that you will install. So it makes easier to use C. – NT. Jan 6 '13 at 13:27
when I run "msconfig > boot" there is nothing to select there :S – John Shepard Jan 6 '13 at 13:29

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