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Windows 7: how to delete partially installed Xp in windows 7

26 Sep 2012   #1

how to delete partially installed Xp in windows 7

Hi friends..i have installed Xp first and it has not installed properly then i installed windows 7 and it is working fine...

how to delete the XP files in my to find those Xp files..
i dont have the option of formating again because SAP has been installed in it...

so kindly help me

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26 Sep 2012   #2

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You should be able to delete the XP partition in Windows Disk Management.

But it's best to post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can confirm your setup.
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26 Sep 2012   #3
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You first have to find out which of those partitions is the 'active' partition. If that is by chance the XP partition, you cannot delete it before you have not moved the bootmgr to the Win7 partition. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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26 Sep 2012   #4
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What makes you think XP is still there? Are you getting a Dual Boot menu? If you installed Win7 to that partition it should have overwritten it or put it in a windows.old folder.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
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