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Windows 7: Remove XP from dual boot with Windows 7

18 Jul 2011   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyS View Post
Right. Obviously I do not want that. So what can I do?
post a screen shot of Disk management


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18 Jul 2011   #12
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you delete W: your PC will not boot, & must likely will a reinstall.
Is MBR stored on the primary partition? I havent thought of it yet :P
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18 Jul 2011   #13
CyS

Windows 7 x32
 
 

What makes a Hard disk "Disk1", "Disk2" or any other? Is it the SATA slot its cable plugged to the motherboard? change the plugging and then Disk 2 would become Disk 1?

I know there must be something wrong with this logic, sounds too easy.
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18 Jul 2011   #14
theog

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The HD plugged to the first sata port is disk0.
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18 Jul 2011   #15
CyS

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Here it is.


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18 Jul 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The C: can't be "System Active" as it's on an Extended partition / Logical drive.

The OP can use Option Four of this tutorial at the link below to safely convert C: to a Primary partition so the "System" boot files can be stored on the Windows 7 C: partition; be sure to use the boot CD and not the installed version of Partition Wizard for this.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD


First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the Bootable CD ISO file at this link below.
Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather than a DVD; then boot the created CD to make the changes, it doesn't take any input from the user to setup, just relax and let it load.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

After C: is a Primary partition we can help get the "System" boot files created to that partition.
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18 Jul 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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18 Jul 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

I have never gotten Partition Wizard to convert Logical to Primary with more than one Logical sub-partition.
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18 Jul 2011   #19
theog

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It would best OP to unplug the two other HD's, when doing any repairs.
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18 Jul 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have never gotten Partition Wizard to convert Logical to Primary with more than one Logical sub-partition.
I've done it more times than I could count working on these and many others.
System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
It would best OP to unplug the two other HD's, when doing any repairs.
You have an excellent point there, just to be safe.
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