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Windows 7: deleting windows xp

08 Aug 2009   #1
trianglahex

windows 7
 
 
deleting windows xp

Hi

I've installed windows 7 and want to delete windows XP, windows 7 recognises it as drive e how can i delete it?


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08 Aug 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trianglahex View Post
Hi

I've installed windows 7 and want to delete windows XP, windows 7 recognises it as drive e how can i delete it?
all you have to do is reformat your e: partition
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08 Aug 2009   #3
trianglahex

windows 7
 
 

how do i do that?
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08 Aug 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trianglahex View Post
how do i do that?
open my computer and right click e:...look down and choose format. click OK at the warning and it's done. This will wipe ALL data from that drive so make sure you don't have anything on it that you don't have backed up
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08 Aug 2009   #5
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Windows 7 has this peculiar habit of naming the first drive something other than C if XP is installed first and you run Windows 7 setup from the DVD. So make sure E isn't actually C with your XP installation or you will trash your boot files. I don't think 7 will let you format it if this is the case but you may want to double check.
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08 Aug 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

1 other option could be to boot from the Windows 7 DVD & click install, then custom. You can then delete the partition & re-add it and exit the installer.
Tip   Tip
In some cases you may need to perform a Repair Install to re-apply some boot manager options

warning   Warning
Please make sure that it is the correct partition you are deleteing before continuing as partition deletetion cannot be undone


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