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Windows 7: Convert Dual Boot to Single Boot, 2 HD's


27 Aug 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Convert Dual Boot to Single Boot, 2 HD's

I setup an XP/Windows 7 dual boot on two drives. Currently C: Windows 7, D:XP
Love Windows 7 and now I'm ready to convert to single boot Windows 7.

I'm not real savy re. bcdedit so will need very detailed instructions
I did find the command line in Windows 7 by going thru accessories but I'm scared to go further without help.

Eventually I want to clean up the D:xp and use it for storage etc.

I'm guessing this procedure may have already be written up but I can't seem to find it.

Thanks for any help that comes my way.

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27 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GGibson View Post
I setup an XP/Windows 7 dual boot on two drives. Currently C: Windows 7, D:XP
Love Windows 7 and now I'm ready to convert to single boot Windows 7.

I'm not real savy re. bcdedit so will need very detailed instructions
I did find the command line in Windows 7 by going thru accessories but I'm scared to go further without help.

Eventually I want to clean up the D:xp and use it for storage etc.

I'm guessing this procedure may have already be written up but I can't seem to find it.

Thanks for any help that comes my way.
No problem bcdedit is here BCDEDIT - How to Use and its pretty easy to use. why dont you read the tut first and then ask questions?

Ken
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27 Aug 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 
Tried to export bcdedit, access denied

Looked at bcdedit Tutorial
Tried command: bcdedit/export C:\savedbcd
Got reply, Failed, access denied.
I'm logged on as Administrator.
Suggestions?

Re. Tutorial, I didn't find anything in there about how to convert to single boot.
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27 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi GGibson and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Just because you are logged on as an Administrator does not mean that applications run with full administrative privileges - you need to elevate them first. With the command prompt, follow the instructions here Elevated Command Prompt

Next, refer to BCDEDIT - How to Use and post back with the results of the command BCDEDIT on its own.
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27 Aug 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 
Tried bcdedit, Access Denied, boot config store not....

Tried simple command
bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
Access denied.
My account has administrator rights.
Suggestions?
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27 Aug 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 
Just saw you reply, Will use elevated prompt.

Thanks for your help.
Back soon.
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27 Aug 2009   #7

windows 7
 
 
Elevated Command worked

used bcdedit at command line and got complete print out showing.

Any suggestions on how to convert to single boot?
Remember, this is all new to me.
Thanks.
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27 Aug 2009   #8

windows 7
 
 
Successful export of bcd.

Command:
bcdedit/export C:\savebcd
Worked great.
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27 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

To enable us to help you further, please repeat the BCDEDIT command. Next, right click on the window and click on Select All and press Enter. This copies the data to the clipboard. Now make a new reply, and paste this data into the reply.
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27 Aug 2009   #10

windows 7
 
 
bcdedit results

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {ba143024-8d01-11de-8a82-9426873b058a}
displayorder {ntldr}
{current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 5
Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP Pro
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {ba143026-8d01-11de-8a82-9426873b058a}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {ba143024-8d01-11de-8a82-9426873b058a}
nx OptIn
C:\Windows\system32>
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