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Windows 7: Remove XP from Win 7 Dualboot (XP installed first)

09 Nov 2010   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Pic of PW main window will be helpful, as Greg suggested.

Not clear yet what you have done so far.

Did you copy the 7 partition (C in your earlier screenshot ) into the Xp partition?


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09 Nov 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Thanks Si just in time as my Flight for Florida is leaving now.

Patrick you are in the very best hands now. Si is our teacher.
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09 Nov 2010   #13
PatrickBatman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well initially in PW it said bad disk in red on my drive and greyed out all options, so i couldnt set it as active, but in the top tool bar i could choose recover so i did that. In repair console it says both OS's as recovered. ( i cant get a clear pic.) in pw currently: (in order)
* ntfs 110.23gb 76.69 gb 33.35gb active primary,
2nd line: * unallocted 108.32MB 0B 108.32MB none logical,
3rd line: * NTFS 110.23 GB 76.67 GB 33.56GB none logical, last:
*Recovery NTFS 12.31 10.25GB 2.06gb none primary
sorry for all that.
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09 Nov 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Run Startup REpair x3 on the first Primary Partition.

If this fails, rightclick on the second (Logical) Partition to Modify>Convert to Primary, OK, then rightclick to Modify>Set to Active, OK, Apply all steps. Now boot Win7 DVD Repair to run Startup Repair x3 on it. You had to convert it from Logical to Primary to mark it Active.

If this fails, rightclick Recovery Partiittion to mark it Active as it was in the beginning, then run Startup Repair again x3.

Can you browse your files in both partiitons using PW? IF so, copy them out using 7 DVD as I explained earlier, or Paragon Rescue CD.

Back at 10 pm EST. Si will have even better ideas, likely.
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09 Nov 2010   #15
PatrickBatman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I think i was fixing the one that wasn't set to primary (confusing with two win 7 os's ). Anyway booted up to a dualboot like screen to pick from the 2 win 7 installs. i picked the first one (there was a quick prompt saying PW couldnt continue cause hard drive config had been changed and it went away) then booted into windows 7, user files still there, my other drive is virtually identical. So now im guessing i just format the other drive with windows 7 on it and that should get rid of the choose OS or will i have to use Easy BCD or something to get rid of dual boot?

I also have 2 primary drives my os and recovery drive is that going to be a problem?


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09 Nov 2010   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No problem , it's fine to have 3 primaries.

Looks like you booted back into the original 7 install (C) in that screenie.

Are you able to add the D partition to the boot menu using Easybcd?
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09 Nov 2010   #17
PatrickBatman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you mean add the F partition into the boot menu for recovery? Yeah i should do that that's how it was originally and I may need it. Thank Christ I have another old desktop that was still working to continue talking to you guys. THANKS x1000 for the help I would of ended up reinstalling the OS and all the programs if it weren't for you guys. Well Ill try and add the F: recovery to the boot screen and get back. Thanks again!!!!
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09 Nov 2010   #18
PatrickBatman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guess I'm confused, cant seem to add the recovery drive into boot option via Easy BCD. I went to add/remove entries on left and it shows my 2 win 7 OS one on C one on D (havent formatted the other one yet on D) but no F drive for recovery, would I have to set F as active like it was originally and would that mess up the C partition? cause before all this happened on my boot screen it said Windows 7and Windows (SMS) or something like that.
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09 Nov 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello PatrickBatman, welcome to Seven Forums!



Maybe SIW2 misread the snip as I don't think he meant for you to add the "Recovery Partition" to the boot menu; that partition is used to recover the PC from serious issues if needed and is not bootable in the conventional sense.
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09 Nov 2010   #20
PatrickBatman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah he didnt say recovery he said the D drive, which i didnt get why i should add that to the boot menu cause it just has a exact duplicate copy of win7 on it. Well thanks again guys, i formatted the D drive and used Easy Bcd to get rid of the other win 7 Os listing in the boot menu. THANKS and THANKS!
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