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Windows 7: Move OS from HD partition to main?

19 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Move OS from HD partition to main?


I recently installed XP on a partition from my C:/ drive.
I gave XP 150GB space, but now as I have installed all the programs and games on it, I dont wanna reinstall it.

Is there a way to formate my C drive, and transfer my XP (G:/) to C:/ and still get a boot?

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21 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP


Can you please post a screenshot of your full Disk management map, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Also be very specific as to what you want to accomplish so we can advise you the steps to take.
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