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Windows 7: Dumping XP partition

16 May 2010   #11
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you need to have Win7 set to boot first by the time you run Startup Repair, I would do it first.

Just remember if you swap the cables that your drive numbers will change, so make sure you mark the correct drives inactive (XP) and active (Win7). This is another reason I left out the Diskpart delete command for XP.
I could just name the drives in disk manager couldn't I? That way I don't make a mistake.


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16 May 2010   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, sispar would work fine.

Need to point it at the 7 partition, then reboot and make 7 drive first HD in bios boot order.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi Si-

I was editing when you posted, checking which DELETE would work just following INACTIVE. Decided it was better to let him delete it later to avoid piling up.

Would your Sispar batch file work for this?

Would sure save a lot of typing.
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16 May 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Yes, sispar would work fine.

Need to point it at the 7 partition, then reboot and make 7 drive first HD in bios boot order.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi Si-

I was editing when you posted, checking which DELETE would work just following INACTIVE. Decided it was better to let him delete it later to avoid piling up.

Would your Sispar batch file work for this?

Would sure save a lot of typing.
Sispar w/instructions here: Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7
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16 May 2010   #14
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Yes, sispar would work fine.

Need to point it at the 7 partition, then reboot and make 7 drive first HD in bios boot order.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi Si-

I was editing when you posted, checking which DELETE would work just following INACTIVE. Decided it was better to let him delete it later to avoid piling up.

Would your Sispar batch file work for this?

Would sure save a lot of typing.
Sispar w/instructions here: Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7
So I just run it in Win 7 and set the boot order or physically set it. Do I still need to do anything with the cmd line?
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16 May 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Yes, rightclick Run sispar.exe as Adminstrator, select Win7 partiiton when prompted and no Dual Boot menu.

Then restart, use F-key given to enter BIOS setup, change boot order to Win7 HD to boot first.

You should then be able to delete XP in Disk Mgmt.
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17 May 2010   #16
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Cool, Thanks a lot for the info. I'll probably get this done tomorrow. Definitely a good deal of useful information.
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17 May 2010   #17
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

At the risk of being redundant or confusing the issue, here is another very detailed recipe for removing XP from an XP/Win7 dual boot.

Monk
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17 May 2010   #18
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
At the risk of being redundant or confusing the issue, here is another very detailed recipe for removing XP from an XP/Win7 dual boot.

Monk
Thanks. You know in all this researching I was thinking why doesn't MS just include a way to undo dual boots. Enough people do this that I think MS could spend a little time to add this ability.
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17 May 2010   #19
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

@Metalmania31: It is curious, isn't it. Too often it seems that MS fails to anticipate the obvious. How many times have all of us said, "Geez, why don't they just do this?" I'm still wondering why a simple XP upgrade/migration to Win7 cannot be done.

Monk
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17 May 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post

I could just name the drives in disk manager couldn't I? That way I don't make a mistake.
Always a good idea.
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