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

09 Nov 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.

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09 Nov 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP


Hi Patrick -

Been flying all day and just got in , was relieved you got it fixed.

What has happened now is you removed the Active partition from Recovery in order to repair Win7, as is sometimes required on factory installs where Recov is shipped Active. This is OK, however if you need to run Recovery from Win7 or booting from the Recovery partition you may need to first mark it Active to get it to boot.

Another of the functions of the Recovery partition is to make your Recovery Disk set. If you haven't done that yet, be sure to do so in case Recov won't run - as sometimes happens after clean reinstall or Repair of OS.

Better yet, save externally a Win7 backup image of your C drive so you can use that if your OS or HD ever become irreparable, or you want to try Resizing Win7 into the left hand space again. I should have urged you to do this before resizing but after so many dozens of these work without problem we sometimes forget. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Congratulations on navigating a complicated situation. You are def an Advanced user now.
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