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Windows 7: Reverse dual-boot setup.

16 Mar 2011   #21
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Wow - I thought you would have done it a long time ago.

It only takes a minute.


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16 Mar 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

Hey Johnny -

Please post back a screenshot of full Win7 Disk Mgmt drive map and listings with window maximized. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

We'll give you the steps that have worked for many others in your exact same situation, after making sure there are no surprises in the configuration.

Greg
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17 Mar 2011   #23
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here you go Greg. I am including snapshots of Boot.Ini & Disk Mgmt. from both OS's. To recap my goal - Remove the dual boot option at startup, remove all traces of Win 7 from Drive D: and most important not lose any data from C: OR D:
I hope this is what you want and thanks to all for your patience.
Cheers
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17 Mar 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

In XP Disk Management, rightclick D to Delete, then rightclick C to Extend as desired.
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

Then on msconfig>Boot tab highlight and delete the Win7 Pro listing.

If Disk Mgmt balks, use Method Two shown here to force delete: Partition or Volume - Delete

If ghost listing remains after msconfig deletion, install EasyBCD to XP to delete XP on Edit OS tab.
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17 Mar 2011   #25
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Greg, I do NOT want to delete drive D:, lots of data there. or extend drive C:. Both these partitions must be preserved!!
Thanks
JohnnyA
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17 Mar 2011   #26
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Johnny, just as I said before and Greg is saying now, delete the Win 7 listing in msconfig -> boot. If you don't do anything else, then you will simply boot to XP all the time. After that you may simply delete Win 7 files from your D:\ disk, leaving whatever data you need intact.
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17 Mar 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

Install Take Ownership shortcut to your rightclick context menu so you can take ownership of any Windows folder files which will not delete as you clean out the OS files in D: Take Ownership Shortcut

There may still be some files that balk, requiring deleting sub-files first to drill down, then manually full-permissioning Everyone on Security tab.

It is hard to do if you haven't done it a lot, which is why it is easier to move data off and delete the OS partition to recreate it as a data partition. But it can be done.
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17 Mar 2011   #28
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Wow - I thought you would have done it a long time ago.

It only takes a minute.
Apparently our ancillary debate threw him off track.

Sorry, Johnny, but regardless of what's been argued, both options provided by me and SWI2 and others in here will get you what you need. I'm not sure what you're still looking for.
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17 Mar 2011   #29
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Greg, FlGi7, Uniflex & SiW2, got it done. Taking ownership helped delete Win 7 files from Drive D, and removing Win 7 from boot.ini stopped the dual boot page. You folks have been very patient and most helpfull. Always a pleasure being on the Forum.
Take care all
JohnnyA
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17 Mar 2011   #30
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Great!
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