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Windows 7: remove xp from dual-boot with win7

11 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'm with you guy's, that's a total clean install, the way it is now the registery has to look like mud.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #12


Please post back the screenshot so we can see where you are now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #13

xp home sp3

I deleted the old windowsfile and for me everything looks now picobello!

Thanks to this forum, big thanks to all you guys!
Couldn't have done it without your support.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Jan 2010   #14


Looks okay. I notice you didn't delete the FAT partitions.

You might want to unhide Hidden Files and Protected OS files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab to look at what is on those FAT partitions. I would want to know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #15

xp home sp3

I think it's the recoverysystem from Dell. It doesn't bother me it's always been there and I don't want to do something that gives me problems.
I had enough these last days!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

They are almost certainly the oem utility and recovery partitions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #17


If you are pleased with performance, then it appears you have successfully deleted XP and moved Win7 into its space. Good job!

Be sure to make a Win7 Backup Image to save externally so you never again have to reinstall Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #18

xp home sp3

It's already been done!

Thnx again
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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