Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: How to remove xp from dual boot with Windows 7

17 Oct 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
How to remove xp from dual boot with Windows 7

Hello all, I need to do this as per thread title and just wanted to make sure exactly what to do in the easiest way possible. Please see my disk management picture.

Ths system is currently set up by using easyBCD to go straight to windows 7 see below:

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 5 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: I:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Windows XP Pro
BCD ID: {3d0dd6c4-cbb4-11de-a029-0019663bbbba}
Drive: I:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR

I: is the active partition with C: being the logical where Win 7 resides. F: is a data area to remain unharmed.
There are no files whatsoever on I: that interests me and I hope to reclaim that area and give it to either C: or F:
I have been meaning to do this for a very long time now. Please assist with this problem.
Thanks



Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Make a Windows 7 repair disc b4 you do anything.
Unless of course, you have the windows 7 install disc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2011   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

zomby88 have both repair and install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


17 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

The System boot files are on I. C needs to be marked Active so that the System boot files can be written to it booting Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times.

But first C and F must be converted to Primary partitions so that they can be marked Active. Boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick C to Modify>Convert to Primary, OK. Repeat with F. Then rightclick C to Modify>Set to Active. Click on Windows 7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR which may preclude the need to run the Repairs from DVD/CD. Apply all steps, reboot to see if Repairs are needed.

Once Windows 7 boots on its own and holds the System Active flags, you can boot back into PW CD to rightclick I to Delete it, then resize F into its space or create a new Partition there. PW can even Resize>slide F intact over to right to Move C there but you may need to Rebuild MBR or run Repairs again.

Back up your files first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2011   #5

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi Gregrocker, Nice to see you again.
I did everything okay up to the point where I tried to select rebuild MBR from the disk tab - but they are all greyed out.
It will not allow any selection from the disk tab. At this point all 3 partitions are primary and only Windows 7 shows active - I can select and highlight okay.
So I undid everything and here I am again. Do you know why that happened ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

In order to get Rebuild MBR you must click on the Windows 7 HD to highlight it first.

If Rebuild MBR doesn't work then as stated boot the DVD REpair console or REpair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until it writes the System boot files to Active Windows 7 partition and starts.

Read the Startup Repair 3 Separate Times tutorial linked so you understand the process better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Greg, (I did highlight Win 7 HD)

But first C and F must be converted to Primary partitions so that they can be marked Active. Boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick C to Modify>Convert to Primary, OK. Repeat with F. Then rightclick C to Modify>Set to Active. (Do I have to apply the above steps at this point before I click on win 7 HD to highlight ? maybe this is why it doesn't allow the rebuild MBR option ?) Click on Windows 7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR which may preclude the need to run the Repairs from DVD/CD. Apply all steps, reboot to see if Repairs are needed.

if the answer is no to above - I will proceed with the 3times repair thingy - but I will still have to apply these steps for PW to complete and make the Win 7 partition active before I reboot right ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Well of course you have to do the steps in order, not skip to the last one in the sequence and then wonder why it isn't working.

If you have additional questions feel free to ask them to get each step done in order.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #10

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry, was trying to do it step by step following word for word.... didn't want to mess up.... my bad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to remove xp from dual boot with Windows 7





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: How to remove xp from dual boot with Windows 7
Thread Forum
Solved Remove Windows 7 From Dual Boot Installation & Setup
Solved Remove XP from dual boot with Windows 7 Installation & Setup
Solved Windows 7 - Remove Dual Boot Problem Installation & Setup
Remove Windows XP from Dual Boot Installation & Setup
Unable to remove Windows 7 Dual Boot Manager Installation & Setup
Remove GRUB with XP as dual boot to install Windows 7? Installation & Setup
Remove windows 7 dual boot Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33