I want to remove an old partition, but I can't even format it, let alone do anything else with it.
The partition behaves as normal (copy, move files etc.) but I can't format it for some reason. Any ideas?
(the one labled "shitface")
I can't delete the windows folder or what's left in the "program files" folder, as they're all windows files and I "need permission from trusted installer" whatever that means.
It's really annoying me because it's hogging over 30 Gb!
Posted by Loyen_
It says it's your primary partition, system. It's prob thinking it's where your windows is installed.
It's where an old version of windows is installed. Can I change a registry entry, or something?
Don't. Last time I did that (or.. changed label of two hdds) my system bsod and had to be reinstalled. try reformat through the windows cd or ubuntu liveCD.
I already changed the label, it was D, now it's B (because i was annoyed and wanted to see exactly what I could do with it).
So pretty much I'm left with 30Gb of wasted space and an extra stupid fucking "drive" in my computer?
According to their site it's x86 OS only, I'm running W7 x64.
GParted LiveCD (that's the correct term) is a bootable disk. When you reboot with the disk in it, it will run a small Linux Distro with a small couple of tools available, such as GParted, probably the best partitioning program I ever used. It's the partition manager on the Ubuntu Live CD.
There's no need for a 64 bit version, that's why they don't make it.
Try and run it then. Either it won't work or it will and I'm sure whatever processor you do have will run 32-bit code. It's called an extension to the x86 instruction set for a reason. Unless you have an Intel Itanium processor running IA64.
Posted by WinRAR
If theres still a windows.old on it then i advise that you go and "free up disk space" in system and maintenance, and check old version of windows or whatever it is.
It's not windows.old, I had to do a clean install of W7 (as it won't let you upgrade to a different version (ultimate--->home premium in my case) so it's a working windows vista installation on an otherwise empty partition.
Posted by CapnJack
Yeah, x86-64 processors are compatible with the x86 instruction set.
Not all of them.
Yes, all of them. If they weren't, then they wouldn't be x86, and you wouldn't be able to run 32bit XP on certain x86-64 CPUs which isn't the case.
Try running the original CnC 95 installer on a 64-bit OS. 32-bit compatibility isn't quite what you think.
(it's because technically the installer is 16-bit and x64 has no 16-bit support, but many people don't know about such things).