Reformatting Old OS Drive Partition


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    Windows 10
       #1

    Reformatting Old OS Drive Partition


    Just cloned Windows 10 system disk from 230 Gb SSD to 900 Gb SSD using Acronis. New system drive works fine. Trying to remove the OS partition from old OS drive and get "OS (E:) Simple Volume is currently in use" and statement regarding forced deletion may affect application that is using this partition.

    Is there a "safe" way to remove the OS partition and/or reformat the drive or should I disregard the warning? Note: It's connected directly to a socket on the Mother Board (a Dellism) so not sure about remove and external format. Acronis has a "disk clean" utility, but it's a DOD wipe, so not sure of its use here.

    Rich Pearce (Windows 10 Newbee)
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  2. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    What happened in Safe Mode? Or, after booting ATI/Disk Director USB or DVD?
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Will Give Safe Mode a Look


    RolandJS said:
    What happened in Safe Mode? Or, after booting ATI/Disk Director USB or DVD?
    Thanks for the reply.

    Didn't try safe mode. Will try disk maintenance access in safe mode.

    Unfamiliar with ATI/Disk Director. Again, this is not a primary boot drive issue - new 900 Gb SSD is now the boot drive and works fine, so not sure if the recommendation is applicable but will research.

    Adding to reply - Thanks for the response! Tried booting in safe mode and disk management worked just fine. Reformatting drive for simple NTFS volume. :)

    Rich
    Last edited by r1pearce60; 12 Jan 2016 at 14:19. Reason: Tried Option and It Worked
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