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Windows 7: Remove XP from dual boot with Windows 7

18 Jul 2011   #21
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I stay away from 3rd party partitions, as OP most of the time mess up.


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19 Jul 2011   #22
CyS

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Wow! So many replies! Thank you, all!

Nevertheless I have to admit I'm lost a bit. Can someone summarize what you guys suggest me to do? Is there any concensus here?

Thanks again!
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19 Jul 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.

There's no consequence to this and it's very safe and easy to do; click this link (post #16) to view the best way to do this and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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19 Jul 2011   #24
CyS

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Alright, let me just make sure I got this right: in post #16 you suggest:
"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".
Assume it's done then I guess there are more steps to do before I can eliminate the dual boot and boot directly to Windows 7, right? If yes, can outline the further steps so I can see the total flow of steps that i need to do?
Cheers!
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19 Jul 2011   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK, after the Windows 7 partition is a Primary partition and Windows 7 is booting good as a Primary partition; you will need to mark the Windows 7 Primary partition as the Active partition and do the 3 separate startup repairs so the "System" boot files can be (re)created to the Windows 7 partition so the XP partition can then be removed.

Have a thorough look at the information presented in this tutorial at the link below.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


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19 Jul 2011   #26
CyS

Windows 7 x32
 
 

OK, so here is what I'll do:
0./1. Reboot with the freshly created Repair Disk to verify that it works
0./2. Shut down the PC
1. Unplug the two other hard disks.
2. Reboot using the Partition Wizard Bootable CD and convert C: to a Primary partition
3. Reboot to Windows 7 again to see if it works. (Crossing fingers in the meantime... )
[3./a Post you a progress update to this forum ]
4. Run diskmgmt.msc to mark C: as Active partition
5. Reboot again, this time with the Repair Disc and do the Startup Repair (at least 3 times)

Do I miss anything?
Once all this is done, can I delete the old Windows XP partition and add it to the C: ??
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19 Jul 2011   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Very good, after you disconnect the other HDDs (power down first) be sure to set the Windows 7 HDD as second boot device after the CD/DVD drive in the PC BIOS.



You could view this one for use after the Windows 7 is a Primary.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

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19 Jul 2011   #28
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi BFK

You can copy & paste boot files from the Win XP, & mark Windows 7 partition active.
No, need to do Startup Repair once.

Ray.
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19 Jul 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes Ray but as you are always telling me, let's keep it as simple as possible for the OPs.


There's BCDBoot also but let's not go there either.
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19 Jul 2011   #30
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Yes Ray but as you are always telling me, let's keep it as simple as possible for the OPs.


There's BCDBoot also but let's not go there either.
You done the easy simple one in the other thread when I was sleep.

Ray.
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