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Remove XP from Windows 7 dualboot. 1 Drive, 2 Partitions

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May 16, 2013 12:11:43 PM

Hello,

I'd like to remove my XP partition from my hard drive and from my former dualboot, so I can use the space for Windows 7.

This is the current situation in disk management.

C: = XP, E: = 7, F: = Stuff



This is what it looks like in EasyBCD



The bootmanager has to move to E:, and I want to make E: take up C:'s room so I have more room for my OS.

What shall I do?
June 3, 2013 1:34:15 PM

You’ll want to backup all your data (try CloneZilla) prior to any kind of major HDD edit. As a bootable set of utilities I recommend Hiren’s BootCD Hiren’s: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
1. Backup your important files on C and F
2. Using Hiren’s, boot into “Parted Magic (Linux)” and use GParted to delete the WinXP partition.
3. Continuing to use GParted expand your other partition to encompass the newly liberated space.
4. Reboot, Using Hiren’s, boot into MiniXP and Use BootICE to reinstall your MBR and PBR to the active partition
5. Continuing to use MiniXP, defragment the disk
6. Reboot without booting to Hiren’s
7. Run the following commands in CMD prompt to clean-up the installation, being sure to replace “C” with the drive letter of your active partition, it’s best to still use F.
  1. sfc /scannow
  2. defrag C: -f
  3. chkdsk c: /f

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