Years ago, I installed Windows 7 as dual boot on an old XP box my family uses. The XP partition was shrunk, and Windows 7 took up the back half of an 80GB drive. Now that the Windows 7 partition is getting critical in size, I want to fully replace the XP partition with the Windows 7 and give it the entire drive. What would be the best way to go about this?
My first attempt resulted in deactivation (I suppose some of the robocopy settings I used to pass over the hibernation and page files also skipped licensing). If I didn't know better, I would also have lost the Windows 7 partition.
So I'm mainly concerned with keeping the licensing intact, and also avoiding drive letter issues if possible.
If there is a way to simply extend the front of the Windows 7 partition, that would probably be my first choice.