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deleting XP from XP/Vista dual boot

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  • Started 7 years ago by NorthCountryBoy
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NorthCountryBoy
NorthCountryBoy
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having dual booted for a while now, i have decided that i want to get shot of XP. everything i use works in Vista now, and XP is taking up valuable HD space.

i have XP (which i installed first) installed to (c:) and Vista to (d:) on XP, and vice versa on Vista. i have Vista as the default OS.

anyone able to assist me in safely removing the XP installation?

thanks

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mandypinecone
mandypinecone
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I'm not sure if this helps you but, I just got rid of XP with GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php) on my computer.

(I deleted both partitions and made my hard drive one and reinstalled Vista)

*please do back up everything important

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NorthCountryBoy
NorthCountryBoy
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thanks Mandy

i will have a read through, and then give it a try. is it fairly simple to use?

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mandypinecone
mandypinecone
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I needed a little help but I don't think it's too difficult to use.

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NorthCountryBoy
NorthCountryBoy
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thanks again Mandy

much appreciated

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mandypinecone
mandypinecone
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You're welcome

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jd2066
jd2066
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You can also use Disk Management in Vista to delete the XP partition.
Help page on deleting partitions in Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.c.....a1033.mspx
Also if a boot entry for XP is left in the boot menu you could use something like EasyBCD to remove it.

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