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Windows 7: restoring SEVEN boot in dual boot XP/SEVEN

04 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64

Since you had it repaired once, perhaps you should restate your request? Are you trying to get rid of XP again?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP


If you wish to remove XP, Delete it in Win7 Disk Management, then extend Win7 partition into the unallocated space resulting from the delete, make a new partition, or use a Partition Manager to add it to your Data partition on the right.

If the Dual Boot Menu remains, remove the XP listing in EasyBCD Add/Remove tab, or on the msconfig Boot tab.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2010   #13

SEVEN ultimate 64bits

So, following these steps, can I assume I'll be able to boot with the Seven, in the end?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Mar 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


If you merely delete the XP partition, it should not affect Win7 boot at all since C holds the System MBR.

Always have your Win7 DVD or Repair CD handy so you can do an emergency repair if Win7 fails to boot.

If you want to resize Win7 into the XP space, it's possible the MBR will need to be repaired. You achieve this by booting the Win7 DVD repair console or Repair CD, clicking through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.

I cannot see all of the labels on the C drive to see if it is marked Active. If not, it may need to be marked active during this process using Diskpart commands from the DVD/CD or a 3rd party Partition Manager like free Partition Wizard bootable CD which is the best one for Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2010   #15

SEVEN ultimate 64bits

I followed the following steps:
- Exclusion volume of XP
-Delete XP Boot with EasyCD
- created partition and formatted it
- Merge with C:

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 restoring SEVEN boot in dual boot XP/SEVEN

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