Quote: Originally Posted by rando152
well what im saying is if i could partition the HDD on the optiplex and then install 7 on that new partition and then clear out my old xp partition and take that unallocated space and merge it with the new windows 7 partion because i cant format the HDD unless i had a xp CD. if im confusing you im rele sorry =[
How do you suggest installing Windows 7 on that partition though?
Even if you did manage to install Windows 7 on the Optiplex on a different partition, you wouldn't be able to delete the XP partition (C: i assume) very easily and certainly wouldn't have any way to install 7 onto that partition.
This is very confusing, if i've got it wrong, i'm sorry!