Delete Windows® 7 partition
Reasons for deleting partitions in Windows 7 Operating System.
You could keep the hard disk of your computer as a collection of a number of logical units. This would help in efficient data storage. Partitions can be created during the installation of your Operating System. There are many situations when you may need to delete the existing partition. During the partition delete, you could lose all data in that partition. In order to recover those data you need to use data recovery software. To delete the partition, on the 'Hard disk' drop-down list, you need to select the disk with the partition you want to delete. After selecting the partition, you need to click the 'Partition' button and then the 'Delete' button. Finally, you need to click the 'Ok' button.
Following are the some of the reasons for deleting partitions for Windows 7 Operating System in your system:
- Install new Operating System
- To merge two partition
- Remove virus or malware software
Install new Operating System
In order to install new Operating System you need to delete all partitions in your hard disk. After inserting the installation CD for the new Operating System, it would first delete the partition in which the OS is present. New Operating System files are stored in the new partition. Also you could delete all the partitions to create new partitions according to the storage requirements. Here partition is deleted for removing the old Operating System’s files and data if needed.
To merge two partitions
In order to merge two partitions, you need to delete one partition. Merging would help to increase the space for a partition. Merging is needed for the smaller partitions in your system. Merging a partition means combining two partitions and creating a large one.
After detecting the presence of virus or malware in your system, you need to delete the files or folders or even the partition, which is infected by the virus software. By deleting the partition, you could avoid the spread of virus to other files or partitions. Thereby you could protect your system. Otherwise, you could lose all data in all partitions in your system.
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