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You are booting from the Windows 7 partition, which is the only primary partition. Therefore you can't delete it, as Windows cannot be started from a logical drive. If you would like to reuse its disk-space, I suggest to boot to Windows 7 and use Disk Management to reduce the size of the partition as far as it will let you. Ensure that there is at least 1 GB ...


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It looks like the .grubparts file is from the wrong disk. Your "old" partition list shows a normal MBR-format partition table, but what you restored looks like the "protective MBR" that is normally found on GPT-partitioned disks – it has the special partition of type 0xEE that usually indicates "you shouldn't be looking here, you ...


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A simple solution would be to use the free and open-source VeraCrypt. It supports full-disk encryption, but also encrypted containers. A container looks like a file that requires a password for mounting, so can be used cross-platform (select for that a cross-platform file-system format). You will find documentation on the VeraCrypt site, but also many ...


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