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REMOVE XP FROM A DUAL-BOOT SYSTEM

Hello everybody,

I have tried to find out the best way to remove WinXP from my dual boot system but I found a lot of opinions and I want to make sure that it will work.
My configuration is this: WinXP on drive C:, primary partition, Vista 32bit on drive D:, logical drive.
Obviously boot configuration is on drive C:. How can I remove WinXP without losing my Vista OS so that afterward I can install Win7?

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Sadly.

I think you know that this is far from likely.

I'd make plans for a clean install.

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Rather simple...

1.) Delete/reformat the C: partition containing Windows XP.
2.) Insert your Vista DVD (assuming it is a retail, not OEM copy) and boot to it.
3.) Enter your locale information and, instead of clicking Install, choose the "Repair my computer" link in the bottom left corner.
4.) Choose to run Startup Repair, which will restore Vista's bootability.

Hope this helps,
John


P.S. It's always a good idea to have a backup of what you cannot afford to lose, just in case.

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FORMAT

FORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE

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IGNORE MY LAST POST LOL

INSTEAD OF FORMATTING YOUR HARD DRIVE THERE SHULD BE A FILS CALLED WINDOWS.OLD IN YOUR DRIVE(S). DELETE ALL OF THAT FILE THEN YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TH PREVIOUS OS ON YOUR MACHINE.

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Not in this case...

That is only applicable for those that perform a Custom installation to upgrade from a previous version of Windows. Since the original poster is in a dual-boot setup, the Windows.OLD directory is irrelevant and, most likely, non-existent.

John

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