18. Delete A Partition Using The Windows
Deleting a partition can be achieved in two ways.
Firstly you can delete the partition from within
Vista using the Disk Management Console. However, if
it is the Vista partition that you wish to delete,
you either need to be running a dual boot system
(running two operating systems) or you need to use
the Windows Vista DVD to delete the partition.
To delete a partition using the Windows Vista
DVD proceed as follows:
1/ Switch on your PC.
2/ Quickly insert the Vista DVD
into your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
3/ A message will appear asking you to
Press any key to boot from CD/DVD.
4/ Press any key.
5/ A black screen will now appear with a progress
bar along the bottom. The legend say's
Windows is loading files.
6/ After the files have been loaded the
Language screen will appear.
7/ Select your language from the
list and press Next.
8/ At the Installation screen
press the Install Now button.
9/ The product key window will
10/ Type your product key number
into the available box and then press OK.
11/ The End user Licence Agreement
now appears. You must accept this
12/ The next screen to appear is Where do
you want to install Windows.
13/ At the bottom of this window you will see an
option marked Drive options (Advanced),
click on this option.
14/ In this Window select the partition
you wish to Delete from the list
available and then click the Delete
15/ A message will now appear informing you that
the partition is about to be permanently
deleted. Click OK to
16/ Your Partition will now be