Deleting System Partition and Moving System to Boot Partition

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I have a partitioned Disk 0 with both C: and D: partitions. D: is left over from Windows XP. I want to eliminate the D: partition and make C: the System AND Boot partition. As I understand it, Easy BCD can do this. Any suggestions on the proper steps would be appreciated. I've enclosed a screen image of the Disk Manager.
 

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Terry60

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#2
You can make the W7 partition "system" "active" by copying the boot files
Changing the Boot Partition
after which (and rebooting) you'll be able to format/reuse the old XP partition.
You won't be able to "merge" the partitions though using any standard Windows facility.
You can only shrink/expand the OS partition at the back end, not the front.
You'd need a booted third-party partition manager to manipulate the W7 partition back to the front of the disk, and it's probably not worth the effort/risk.
 
#3
You can make the W7 partition "system" "active" by copying the boot files
Changing the Boot Partition
after which (and rebooting) you'll be able to format/reuse the old XP partition.
You won't be able to "merge" the partitions though using any standard Windows facility.
You can only shrink/expand the OS partition at the back end, not the front.
You'd need a booted third-party partition manager to manipulate the W7 partition back to the front of the disk, and it's probably not worth the effort/risk.
Thank you for your reply.