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Windows 7: Remove xp completly using win7....?

27 May 2011   #11
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

First thank all of you for responding...and you all are making me confused...i think the easy method is of "bare foot kid"...he says to install the 7 once again to c drive and then format the existing win7 ...but my problem is i dont have the 7 cd ..i installed it from a pen drive...so can i again install the seven to c-drive using my pen drive..and if i install the the seven again to c..will the newly installed 7 overwrite the existing xp on c drive or it will be accompanied along the xp making me leave with 3 os's....?


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27 May 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You are not dumb mate, we all have to learn.



Here's what I would do and I feel it would be the easiest way forward.

I would use the information contained in this tutorial at the link below to reinstall Windows 7 to the XP partition after you have made back-ups of the data you need to save from the the XP partition.

That will get Windows 7 on a Primary partition at the front of the Hard Disk Drive and do away with XP at the same time, you can deal with the "old" Windows 7 later after you have the "new" Windows 7 running.

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Just be sure to select the XP partition to do the install to durring the installation process as outlined in step #7 of the tutorial and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It might be easier just to reinstall.
YES,Best way.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
First thank all of you for responding...and you all are making me confused...i think the easy method is of "bare foot kid"...he says to install the 7 once again to c drive and then format the existing win7 ...but my problem is i dont have the 7 cd ..i installed it from a pen drive...so can i again install the seven to c-drive using my pen drive..and if i install the the seven again to c..will the newly installed 7 overwrite the existing xp on c drive or it will be accompanied along the xp making me leave with 3 os's....?
Yes, you can use your pen drive.
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27 May 2011   #13
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok experts ...another thing is that i dont need any back up from xp partition..is it necessary to take any file as back up..? Then this is what i do ..
i open my windows 7(or should i do it with xp) installed in e drive and then plug in the pendrive containing win7 installer file..i install the 7 again to the c drive containing the xp and the new win7 takes over the xp removing it...? Then i have to format the old win7 in e drive...! Is that it...? And will my other drives data remaini unharmed...?
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27 May 2011   #14
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Reply guys...please...!
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27 May 2011   #15
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
Ok experts ...another thing is that i dont need any back up from xp partition..is it necessary to take any file as back up..? Then this is what i do ..
i open my windows 7(or should i do it with xp) installed in e drive and then plug in the pendrive containing win7 installer file..i install the 7 again to the c drive containing the xp and the new win7 takes over the xp removing it...? Then i have to format the old win7 in e drive...! Is that it...? And will my other drives data remaini unharmed...?
In that case, if you don't need back ups of any of the 2 OS,
the simplest thing to do is this:

1. Boot from your USB pendrive which has the Win7 installer
2. Set your language preferences and click on the Next button
3. Click on the Install Now button to start the installation & check the I accept the license termsbox and click on Next
4. Click on the Custom (advanced) option
5. In the where do you want to install Windows screen, click the Drive options (advanced), then just delete C & E partitions & keep the rest. This will give you unallocated space (almost 100GB). Now create a new partition in the unallocated space and install Windows 7 there; it will create the "system reserved" partition by default.
There you go, quick, clean and hassle free.
Here are some useful links if you need them:
clean install windows 7
partition the hard drive in a windows 7 install
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27 May 2011   #16
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok experts ...another thing is that i dont need any back up from xp partition..is it necessary to take any file as back up..? Then this is what i do ..
i open my windows 7(or should i do it with xp) installed in e drive and then plug in the pendrive containing win7 installer file..i install the 7 again to the c drive containing the xp and the new win7 takes over the xp removing it...? Then i have to format the old win7 in e drive...! Is that it...? And will my other drives data remain unharmed...? And how do i remove my old windows 7..just format it...? Or format it using partition wizard..?
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27 May 2011   #17
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look at the post above yours...
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27 May 2011   #18
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok...i was not able to delete the partiton and make it one..so i installed new 7 to c..now how do i remove my old win7 in e drive..so that i get only one during boot..
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27 May 2011   #19
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Please guys this is my last question..how do i remove my old win7 in e drive safetly..just format it(using windows option or partition wizard) so that i can use the space...
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27 May 2011   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
Ok...i was not able to delete the partiton and make it one..so i installed new 7 to c..now how do i remove my old win7 in e drive..so that i get only one during boot..
Here you go, start with this to remove it from the boot menu, make sure you are in the new 7 and it is set as default.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html

You can go back later and wipe that partition.
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