Another Remove XP Question


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Hi everyone!

I've read the "Uninstalling XP From Dual Boot XP/Vista Installation" topic but I still have some questions on the issue of removing a XP installation. I just bought a new laptop (NX6325 <- really a bargain) and upon recieving it I decided to keep the Windows XP installation that came with it, and started it before installing Vista. So what I got now is one harddrive with three partitions.

Partition 1: Windows XP (D:smile:
Partition 2: Windows Vista (C:smile:
Partition 3: HP_Recovery (E:smile:

The letters are all from a Vista POV.

Viewing the settings from EasyBCD in a detailed view shows the following:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {e1e5b579-8d04-11db-b36b-93152c23e5c3}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e1e5b579-8d04-11db-b36b-93152c23e5c3}
nx OptIn

As I understand it, reformating drive D: will get me into trouble and I can see that there are a "boot" folder on D: as well as a "bootsect.bak" file.

In EasyBCD "Configure Boot" Microsoft Windows Vista is set to C:.

What should I do before doing a format on D: ?

Thanx in advance for any input regarding this matter!