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Windows 7: Need carification on removing dual boot from windows 7


03 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Clarification on removing dual boot from windows 7

Hi All...
The time has come to remove windows xp from my duel boot configeration.
I bought a 240gb ssd and replaced my 60gb ssd. The 60gb ssd that I removed is where my windows 7 Pro is installed. So I cloned windows 7 from the 60gb ssd to the 240 ssd and removed the 60gb ssd and saved it, If I ever need to reinstall windows 7 I'll hook it back up and just copy it to my disc ounce more. I am running Windows 7 of the cloned copy and everything seems to be just fine.
Now the reason for the post.
I installed windows 7 first and installed windows xp after.
I am running three hard drives Which are C-ssd), F-ssd, G-Convention HD ...E: is parition of G drive..
All the posts I am seeing are with windows xp first and windows 7 after on duel boot configerations. Here are some links I looked at...
Remove Windows XP from Dual Boot
Remove XP from dual boot
REMOVING XP from Windows XP/7 Dual Boot ... revisited
My windows 7 is on C drive or 0 drive and xp is on E drive which is a 200gb partition of my 1TB drive. So in my case all I have to do is delete the partition that should remove xp but do I have to do anything else to remove all traces of xp...Thanks...


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03 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raner777 View Post
Hi All...
The time has come to remove windows xp from my duel boot configeration.
I bought a 240gb ssd and replaced my 60gb ssd. The 60gb ssd that I removed is where my windows 7 Pro is installed. So I cloned windows 7 from the 60gb ssd to the 240 ssd and removed the 60gb ssd and saved it, If I ever need to reinstall windows 7 I'll hook it back up and just copy it to my disc ounce more. I am running Windows 7 of the cloned copy and everything seems to be just fine.
Now the reason for the post.
I installed windows 7 first and installed windows xp after.
I am running three hard drives Which are C-ssd), F-ssd, G-Convention HD ...E: is parition of G drive..
All the posts I am seeing are with windows xp first and windows 7 after on duel boot configerations. Here are some links I looked at...
Remove Windows XP from Dual Boot
Remove XP from dual boot
REMOVING XP from Windows XP/7 Dual Boot ... revisited
My windows 7 is on C drive or 0 drive and xp is on E drive which is a 200gb partition of my 1TB drive. So in my case all I have to do is delete the partition that should remove xp but do I have to do anything else to remove all traces of xp...Thanks...
Since you state you use a dual boot with the options of XP or Windows 7, you will want to remove the XP option. The easiest way is with a free utility EasyBCD which can be downloaded from;

http://neosmart.net/blog/2010/welcome-to-easybcd-2/

I can't think of any other issues you will encounter.
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03 Aug 2012   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello Raner777, can you post a screenshot of your full screen disk management window, so that we may have a closer look of the situation ?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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03 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Sir George...Messed up Clarification but you got it anyway...LOL
Looks like I'm good to go now...did not want to messup windows 7 it's working great...
After I get done with deleting xp...I'll move on to getting the most out of my new SSD drive...Thanks Again...
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03 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hey Arc Thanks for the comeback...let me try Sir George suggestion and if I run into trouble I will post the screen shot...
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03 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Waiting to see the Disk Mgmt screenshot.

Removing an OS is more than just removing it's listing if it even has a Windows Boot Manager - you might choose the OS via the BIOS which is the cleanest method of Dual Booting.

First you must assure Windows 7 has it's own System Active boot files onboard its partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition.

Then you can delete the XP partition, wipe or unplug its HD .
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03 Aug 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Raner I might have said you the same that sir George suggested, but the screenshot is very important. We are to know that in which partition MBR is stored, otherwise it might create some further trouble there.
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03 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

ok I will post the screen shot as soon as I get home...I am at work at he moment...Thanks for the help guys...
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03 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raner777 View Post
ok I will post the screen shot as soon as I get home...I am at work at he moment...Thanks for the help guys...
When I replied to your post this morning, I thought you had visited the following site;

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/210983-dual-boot-delete-os.html

I was just trying to be sure you were aware of the need to remove XP from the dual boot menu.

My aplogies for not being more careful in reviewing your post.

gregrocker provided better details.
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03 Aug 2012   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raner777 View Post
ok I will post the screen shot as soon as I get home...I am at work at he moment...Thanks for the help guys...
When I replied to your post this morning, I thought you had visited the following site;

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/210983-dual-boot-delete-os.html

I was just trying to be sure you were aware of the need to remove XP from the dual boot menu.

My aplogies for not being more careful in reviewing your post.

gregrocker provided better details.
Sir George, you posted the right thing. Dont worry at all. But in these cases it is better to ask for a disk management screenshot, for those reasons those Gerg described.

A very nice and helpful post s yours one.
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