Help to Delete XP from Dual mode with Windows 7

#1
I've installed XP and Windows 7 in single HDD on my notebook. XP was instlled first in C and later I installed 7 on D. while in 7, it showing 7 in C and XP in D. The XP, D: is system, active and primary partition. Refer to screen shoot. I wants to del XP. When I used the latest EasyBCD v2.1.0.146 and used the BCD backup/repair and Change boot dirve option. Clicked on perform action and select my Windows 7 C: as new boot drive. But it showing me error that boot partition must be a primary prtition. See screen shoot. Plz tell me the soluion to delete XP and detailed all process.
 

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#2
Sorry, I not able to add info in first post, it not saved or go advanced. Here my boot info by EasyBCD:There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.Default: Windows 7Timeout: 2 secondsEasyBCD Boot Device: D:\Entry #1Name: Earlier Version of WindowsBCD ID: {ntldr}Drive: D:\Bootloader Path: \ntldrEntry #2Name: Windows 7BCD ID: {current}Drive: C:\Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
 

mqudsi

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#3
You need to use a 3rd party partition manager to convert the Windows 7 partition to primary.
 
#4
I've tried Essus partition manager but when I select either Win 7, C drive it says can't convert to primary or if I select XP, D drive it says can't convert to logical. What to do?
 

Terry60

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#5
You need a bootable partition manager to do the conversion from outside of Windows.
 

mqudsi

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#6
If you're really good with PCs, you can make this change from within Windows by using TestDisk from CG Security (free). I recommend staying far away from it if you're not certain you're up to the task though.