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Windows 7: can i get rid of my C:\boot on my xp

30 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
can i get rid of my C:\boot on my xp

Hi
i have an hard disk with xp sp3 32bit

and a second hard disk (was empty)
in the second hard disk i installed Windows 7

edit the bios and setup boot dvd after the hardware for Windows 7

my xp boots normally
and my windows 7 boots normally

in my xp now i have a folder Boot that i can not delete
and i have in my xp root
Code:
AUTOEXEC.BAT
Boot.BAK
boot.ini
Bootfont.bin
bootmgr
BOOTSECT.BAK
CONFIG.SYS
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS
NTDETECT.COM
ntldr
and inside my xp
a c:\boot
with

Code:
cs-CZ\
da-DK\
de-DE\
el-GR\
en-US\
es-ES\
fi-FI\
Fonts\
fr-FR\
hu-HU\
it-IT\
ja-JP\
ko-KR\
nb-NO\
nl-NL\
pl-PL\
pt-BR\
pt-PT\
ru-RU\
sv-SE\
tr-TR\
zh-CN\
zh-HK\
zh-TW\
BCD.Backup.0002
BCD.LOG
BCD.Backup.0001
BOOTSTAT.DAT
BCD.LOG1
BCD.LOG2
memtest.exe
can i delete this c: in my xp ?
i would love to have the original xp boot mbr and files
i haven't installed a dual managaer on my xp

the dual manager is in my windows 7 hardisk


i follow this step
Quote:
Boot up and log on to Windows XP desktop.
Insert the Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD installation disc into CD-ROM or DVD-ROM optical drive. Alternatively, mount the Windows 7 or Windows Vista DVD ISO image on any virtual drive.
Run Command Prompt, or click directly to Start menu -> Run command.
In the command prompt or the Run text box, issue the following command and hit Enter: [DVD Drive Letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force
For example,
If the DVD drive path is D:, then enter the following:
D:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force

but the files are still in my xp
thanks
have a great day mates

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

If you post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in start menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box, we can help you better.

Tell us exactly what you want to do.

Do you want to remove windows-managed Dual boot so your HD's boot independently via the BIOS, with one set to boot by default, or the other able to interrupt that by booting it using the F key for Boot Menu?

It sounds like Windows 7 correctly configured a windows-managed dual boot when it was installed last, which will occur if you don't unplug the XP drive during install. Is this what you want to change?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The boot folder is part of the Win 7 install.... Do not delete if you want to keep your current setup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 Mar 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in start menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box, we can help you better.
i will do as soon as i can ,now i'm at work and i can't

Quote:
It sounds like Windows 7 correctly configured a windows-managed dual boot when it was installed last, which will occur if you don't unplug the XP drive during install. Is this what you want to change?
i guess so

windows 7 has a folder C:\boot
and my windows xp has a folder C:\boot
i want to delete the xp folder C:\boot and leave the folder C:\boot in windows 7 hard disk

thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Why do you want to do that?

If you are satisfied with the dual boot the way Windows configured it, and don't wish to use a BIOS-managed boot (where the HD's are not interlinked and can come and go as you please) then I would leave it as it is, unless you have a reason not to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why do you want to do that?

If you are satisfied with the dual boot the way Windows configured it, and don't wish to use a BIOS-managed boot (where the HD's are not interlinked and can come and go as you please) then I would leave it as it is, unless you have a reason not to.
well
the c:\boot in my xp was a mine mistake during the install process
is there a way to delete it on my xp?
i keep it on my 7 for sure
i want to delete in my xp
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You need to keep the boot folder in the System partition. If you attach a snipping tool picture of your disk management, maybe we could tell what you need.

It is sometimes hard to understand how a system is set up without seeing the details, and we wouldn't want to tell you something that might mess up your boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
You need to keep the boot folder in the System partition. If you attach a snipping tool picture of your disk management, maybe we could tell what you need.

It is sometimes hard to understand how a system is set up without seeing the details, and we wouldn't want to tell you something that might mess up your boot.
here there is the screenshot
i taken under xp
thanks


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Looks like the XP partition is the one the boot files need to be in. If you want to get rid of XP, reverse the order of the drives in the bios so the Win 7 partition is seen first during boot. Then it will be system and you can do whatever you want with the XP partition. Just make sure the Windows 7 partition shows System first.

If, for some reason, it will not boot to the Win 7 partition after you change the drive order, you might have to do a startup repair.

I am assuming Attivo means Active
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02 Apr 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Looks like the XP partition is the one the boot files need to be in. If you want to get rid of XP, reverse the order of the drives in the bios so the Win 7 partition is seen first during boot. Then it will be system and you can do whatever you want with the XP partition. Just make sure the Windows 7 partition shows System first.

If, for some reason, it will not boot to the Win 7 partition after you change the drive order, you might have to do a startup repair.

I am assuming Attivo means Active
i do it
this is Windows 7 screenshot
but again i can't delete c:\boot in the xp hard disk
i want to keep c:\boot only in my Windows 7 hard disk

in the d:\boot where is my xp
d:\boot have full permission ony for Trustedinstaller (special permission)


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