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Windows 7: W7 and XP dilemma

09 May 2011   #1

win 7 starter
W7 and XP dilemma

i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out


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09 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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09 May 2011   #3

win 7 starter

thank you
i am outside and i am using my laptop so i can not post the screen shot
i am in stall win xp in 'c drive' and install win 7 at the same 'c drive' in the first place.
after that i can not use win 7 in 'c drive' so i install win 7 again in 'd drive'
i access to win xp in 'c drive' again but it does not allow me to access so now i using win 7 in my 'd drive'
my 'c drive' contain 252gb and my 'd drive' contain 149gb.
i try to format 'c drive' to get more volume but it does not allowed.
i want to format 'c drive' and install win 7 in 'c drive' it is more convenient cause it has large volume.
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09 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Are these separate HD's or partitions on the same HD?

Have you tried booting the Win7 DVD, choosing Custom Install, then use Drive Options to delete everything on C drive, create a new partition and format before install? Clean Install Windows 7

Do you still want to install XP if you can get WIn7 installed?

In the future, ask here for help to repair your WIn7 so you don't have to reinstall it, which should only be a last resort. We help fix Windows 7 here dozens of times a day.
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09 May 2011   #5

win 7 starter

thank you
i will try to clean win 7 and see how it work.
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