Windows 10: Deleting partitions from boot

Discus and support Deleting partitions from boot in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Does my drive get wiped of i delete all partitions and format from the new windows install with usb? submitted by /u/VishVadeva [link] [comments]... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/VishVadeva, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Deleting partitions from boot


    Does my drive get wiped of i delete all partitions and format from the new windows install with usb?

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    :)
     
    /u/VishVadeva, Aug 16, 2020
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  2. /boot Partition?

    [Solved] /boot Partition?

    Ok, I like playing around with multiple operating systems so I tend to have a few installed at a time. My issue is related to the bootloader. Every new Linux OS I install installs its own version of Grub. That's fine until you delete that partition.... *Bang Head :banghead:

    I was thinking about creating a small (ie ~50MB) partition that /boot will reside on. This way I can have one copy of Grub that would boot my several OS(s) depending on what they are. I think this is a good idea so I can delete one OS's partition and still be able to boot the other OS(s).

    Unfortunately, I am not an expert with bootloaders and I'm not really sure how /boot has to do with booting. Can someone tell me how feasible my idea is? I'm looking for a way to have multiple OS(s) but only one bootloader so when I delete one OS, the bootloader will still be intact.

    Any ideas/suggestions/advice is appreciated! *Smile Deleting partitions from boot :)
     
    angelkiller, Aug 16, 2020
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  3. /boot Partition?

    If you have a newer CPU, I would suggest using some Virtualization software.

    Virtual machine software that's free like Virtual Box or a "to buy" one like Vmware...

    You can install, mess with and even straight up destroy OS's in a nice, safe little sandbox, and it doesn't hamper a thing *Wink Deleting partitions from boot ;)
     
    Dippyskoodlez, Aug 16, 2020
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  4. okidna Win User

    Deleting partitions from boot

    Delete my W10 Partition

    Do you want to safely delete your Windows 10 partition and use only Windows 7?

    If Yes, then boot to your Windows 7, run msconfig, go to "Boot" tab, you will see something like this :


    Deleting partitions from boot boot-png.png


    Choose "Windows 7" and click "Set as default", then choose "Windows 10" and click "Delete", restart if asked or necessary.
    Now the boot information for Windows 10 has been deleted and you can safely delete your Windows 10 partition (make sure no important files are on the Win10 partition). To delete and extend your partition you can use many partition manager tools.
     
    okidna, Aug 16, 2020
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