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Windows 7: Deleting XP partition after installing windows 7

25 Sep 2009   #21

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Ok. Now we have a new problem. Windows 7 is on a logical drive which you cannot make bootable. You can only make primary partitions bootable. So you'll need to convert it using something like Acronis Disk Director.

At this point, you might as well just keep XP on there. It could come in handy. I still use it a lot.

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25 Sep 2009   #22

Windows xp

Ok cool download free trail right now.

thank you for all the help
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25 Sep 2009   #23

XP, Seven, 2008R2

If you use the trial you'll need to make the recovery media. And it's probably best to do all that in Windows XP because from what I've heard Windows 7 is not so compatible with Acronis anymore.
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25 Sep 2009   #24

Windows xp

Hey do you say that i needed the bootmgr on the windows 7 partition? because im in there right now and i see it in this folder: E:\Boot

E: is my windows 7 partition drive.

do i still need to do the acronis thing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #25

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Yesterday you said Windows was on C:
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18 Feb 2010   #26

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

hello guys, Im having a similar problem, although I might sidetrack this a little...

I ran bootbcd attempting to copy the files from the temporary x:/windows directory that the windows recovery environment creates to my e: drive, but was met with this:

BFSVC "failed to open handle to resume object"

does any one know what can be done with this?
Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #27

Windows 7 64 bit

The easiest way to delete XP (installed first) is to use EasyBCD beta 2 latest.
Go to Diagnostics Center and click "change my boot drive". Wait for dialog window then choose the letter (C)? for win7.
That's it.

Remember that if it's on a seperate hard drive to change the boot order in the bios.

The XP partition can be deleted.
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