Closed Troubleshooting Win 7 Tags: HD Windows XP Windows 7 Last response: October 18, 2011 12:22 AM in Windows 7 Share 4577wlr August 25, 2011 12:57:59 PM I have Win XP on a separate HD and I am upgrading to Win 7 on a new HD. How do I do this and prevent dual booting from being installed on the Win XP HD. I want to be able to remove the Win XP HD from the system and just run the Win 7 HD. Thanks for your help. Bill More about : troubleshooting win COLGeek a b $ Windows 7 August 25, 2011 1:23:53 PM The best way would be to remove the XP HDD and install Win 7 on the new HDD. After the installation is complete, simply reconnect the XP HDD and copy your files to the new HDD. Make sense? 4577wlr August 25, 2011 1:28:19 PM I have to be running XP since the Win 7 CD is for an upgrade not a new installation. Can I remove the XP HD after XP has booted without hurting anything? Thanks for your reply. Bill Related resources Need help- troubleshooting Black Screen of Doom after Win7 logo - Forum Toshiba free troubleshooting installing win 7 - Forum Troubleshooting disk bottleneck on an HP Proliant - Forum Windows 7 internet troubleshooting - Forum Troubleshooting Random Hardware Lockups - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution COLGeek a b $ Windows 7 August 25, 2011 1:53:50 PM You can actually boot directly from the Win 7 DVD and choose the custom (a.k.a. clean or full installation) option. Removing the HDD in mid-stream can be done, but is not recommended. 4577wlr August 25, 2011 2:39:36 PM Thanks, I'll try that. 4577wlr September 1, 2011 1:16:45 AM Best answer selected by 4577wlr. SR-71 Blackbird a c 304 $ Windows 7 October 18, 2011 12:22:40 AM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed Help!! Troubleshooting my CAD build! ARRRGGHHH!! ForumHow to ask for troubleshooting help V2 Forum[ Troubleshooting ] Windows XP/Vista/ 7 to USB ForumWin 7 PC won't wake from longer sleep ForumWin7 picking up 2 discs as Raid, but its not ForumWindows 8 Slow Web Browsing on Chrome, Firefox, IE? Win 7 Faster!? Forum[solved]High definition audio, win7 x86 ultimate and no sound ForumTroubleshooting my systems current issues - WIP ForumTroubleshooting ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumMac vs PC (w/ Win 7) ForumHow to change Documents and Settings in Win 7 ForumHp deskjet 1280 for Win 7 ForumSolved: Win 7 64-bit FRENCH + Enhanced controller detection ForumWin 7 freezes upon restart More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !