Convert Dual Boot to Single Boot, 2 HD's

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  1. Posts : 15
    windows 7
       #1

    Convert Dual Boot to Single Boot, 2 HD's


    I setup an XP/Win7 dual boot on two drives. Currently C: Win7, D:XP
    Love Win7 and now I'm ready to convert to single boot win7.

    I'm not real savy re. bcdedit so will need very detailed instructions
    I did find the command line in win7 by going thru accessories but I'm scared to go further without help.

    Eventually I want to clean up the D:xp and use it for storage etc.

    I'm guessing this procedure may have already be written up but I can't seem to find it.

    Thanks for any help that comes my way.
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  2. Posts : 28,845
    Win 8 Release candidate 8400
       #2

    GGibson said:
    I setup an XP/Win7 dual boot on two drives. Currently C: Win7, D:XP
    Love Win7 and now I'm ready to convert to single boot win7.

    I'm not real savy re. bcdedit so will need very detailed instructions
    I did find the command line in win7 by going thru accessories but I'm scared to go further without help.

    Eventually I want to clean up the D:xp and use it for storage etc.

    I'm guessing this procedure may have already be written up but I can't seem to find it.

    Thanks for any help that comes my way.
    No problem bcdedit is here BCDEDIT - How to Use and its pretty easy to use. why dont you read the tut first and then ask questions?

    Ken
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  3. Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Tried to export bcdedit, access denied


    Looked at bcdedit Tutorial
    Tried command: bcdedit/export C:\savedbcd
    Got reply, Failed, access denied.
    I'm logged on as Administrator.
    Suggestions?

    Re. Tutorial, I didn't find anything in there about how to convert to single boot.
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  4. Posts : 9,582
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
       #4

    Hi GGibson and welcome to Se7en Forums

    Just because you are logged on as an Administrator does not mean that applications run with full administrative privileges - you need to elevate them first. With the command prompt, follow the instructions here Elevated Command Prompt

    Next, refer to BCDEDIT - How to Use and post back with the results of the command BCDEDIT on its own.
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  5. Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Tried bcdedit, Access Denied, boot config store not....


    Tried simple command
    bcdedit
    The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
    Access denied.
    My account has administrator rights.
    Suggestions?
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  6. Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Just saw you reply, Will use elevated prompt.


    Thanks for your help.
    Back soon.
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  7. Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Elevated Command worked


    used bcdedit at command line and got complete print out showing.

    Any suggestions on how to convert to single boot?
    Remember, this is all new to me.
    Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Successful export of bcd.


    Command:
    bcdedit/export C:\savebcd
    Worked great.
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  9. Posts : 9,582
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
       #9

    To enable us to help you further, please repeat the BCDEDIT command. Next, right click on the window and click on Select All and press Enter. This copies the data to the clipboard. Now make a new reply, and paste this data into the reply.
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  10. Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #10

    bcdedit results


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=D:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {ba143024-8d01-11de-8a82-9426873b058a}
    displayorder {ntldr}
    {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 5
    Windows Legacy OS Loader
    ------------------------
    identifier {ntldr}
    device partition=D:
    path \ntldr
    description Windows XP Pro
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {ba143026-8d01-11de-8a82-9426873b058a}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {ba143024-8d01-11de-8a82-9426873b058a}
    nx OptIn
    C:\Windows\system32>
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