Help with deleteing Vista 64bit

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  1. HonoredShadow

    HonoredShadow Ancient Guru

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    I installed Vista 64 on one HD and XP is on another. I am on XP at the moment and I am trying to delete the Windows (Vista) directory along with other Vista directories. But XP wont let me. It just comes up with a message saying that this file 'Access denied' and give the name of the file.

    I could use a program called Unblocker but I have to do each file individually as it does not seem to like folders.

    Anyone know how I can remove the remainder of Vista?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    Put the vista disc in, bootup using the disc and format the drive?
     
  3. MrN

    MrN Active Member

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    You can use the Disk Manager in XP to format or just delete the Vista partition. This will wipe out everything on that partition.
    If the Vista boot loader is in charge however, XP will refuse to delete or format the partition.
    Report if that is the case.

    Edit:
    If you just want to delete a folder and not the entire partition, this may help.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2009

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