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Windows 7: Deleting XP partition after installing windows 7

25 Sep 2009   #11
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Ok. In that case you can use the example from the help file

bcdboot X:\Windows /s Y:

where X: is the partition of Windows 7 and Y: is the partition you want to move the boot files to.

After you run this command you need to make certain that the boot files actually exist on Y:

A folder called boot and a file named bootmgr

They will be hidden so you need to do a dir /a from the command prompt to see it.


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25 Sep 2009   #12
y0umebednow

Windows xp
 
 

Do i replace X and Y with the volume name such as C: and D:?
sorry for all the questions... im noob with commands

EDIT: i get an error message when i try that command: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."
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25 Sep 2009   #13
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

if X: and Y: are not your partition letters then yes you have to change them

I only use X: and Y: as an example, because I didn't know what your drive letters were
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25 Sep 2009   #14
y0umebednow

Windows xp
 
 

yes i changed them with C: and D: but i got this error message: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."
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25 Sep 2009   #15
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

probably because boot files are already on D:

If Windows 7 is on C: you want to put the boot files there.
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25 Sep 2009   #16
y0umebednow

Windows xp
 
 

i get the same error message when i try putting the boot files on C
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25 Sep 2009   #17
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I think you're not using the correct command. Read the help file for bcdboot

bcdboot /help
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25 Sep 2009   #18
y0umebednow

Windows xp
 
 

i have typed it exactly as the example which is shown.

i tried: "bcdboot D:\Windows /s C:" and got the error: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."

then i tried" "bcdboot C:\Windows /s D:" and got the same error: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."
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25 Sep 2009   #19
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Following my example, if C: is the letter of Windows 7, you either do

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

or according to the help file:

bcdboot c:\windows (but this one only works if c: is already the system partition)
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25 Sep 2009   #20
y0umebednow

Windows xp
 
 

C: is my windows 7 partition and D: is my windows XP partition

it states that C: is Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive)

it states that D: is Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)

i tried bcdboot c:\windows /s c: but it resulted in the same error message
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