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Windows 7: Delete XP dual boot

26 Dec 2009   #11
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I was able to force format it. Nothing blew up, so I guess its all good!


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26 Dec 2009   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The boot information according to the screen there is on the 7 drive. A swap around of the data cables if they are sata would see 7 become Drive 0. The XP entry can easily be removed from the BCD with the free BellaVista tool mentioned ealier if you prefer a gui over a command prompt.


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26 Dec 2009   #13
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
A swap around of the data cables if they are sata would see 7 become Drive 0.
That's what I did. And then formatted the XP drive.
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26 Dec 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I've done that enought times already here with multiple installations previously seeing both XP and Vista on along with the two 7 betas at first onto the RCs and now having just added a new drive in a second 64bit 7 install there.

When first setting up the RCs I saw both previous versions added in afterwards with the 1.7.2 version and ended up performing a repair install to get the 7 boot screen back!

While that's been a great program for simply removing the one XP entry and nothing more the other tool mentioned runs from a folder without any installation required. Later if you elect to set up a new dual boot then hopefully the 2.0 will be generally available.
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