Please help delete XP from XP/Vista dual boot.

#1
I currently have a functioning XP/Vista dual boot configuration.
I would like to remove the XP install and reclaim that hard drive space under the Vista partition.

My debug data:

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=D:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {80865260-de53-11db-9a0f-961949d5366c}
resumeobject            {80865261-de53-11db-9a0f-961949d5366c}
displayorder            {80865260-de53-11db-9a0f-961949d5366c}
                        {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 10

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {80865260-de53-11db-9a0f-961949d5366c}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {80865261-de53-11db-9a0f-961949d5366c}
nx                      OptIn
quietboot               Yes
sos                     Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \ntldr
description             Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Can I do what I wish, and if so, would someone please walk me through the process step by step.

Thanks in advance.

ibdbbd
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi ibdbbd, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Delete the XP entry in EasyBCD.
Format the XP drive.
Resize the Vista partition.

All done :smile:
 
#3
Similar situation, paranoid user

I think I'm in the same boat, but I'm scared that I'll brick my system accidentally. I was dual booting XP and Vista (off a striped RAID array) with Vista in the F partition and XP in the C partition. Somewhere down the line my XP partition fell apart, but I'm comfortable enough with Vista that I'd like to kill XP entirely. How do I delete XP's C:/ partition entirely and move the Vista partition from F to C? Not sure where the ntldr files are, which is the part that scares me the most. Here's my debug data:

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
bootdebug No
default {0c3c7c86-c05d-11db-953b-cd5f90c6a890}
resumeobject {0c3c7c87-c05d-11db-953b-cd5f90c6a890}
displayorder {0c3c7c86-c05d-11db-953b-cd5f90c6a890}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 15
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {0c3c7c86-c05d-11db-953b-cd5f90c6a890}
device partition=F:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=F:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {0c3c7c87-c05d-11db-953b-cd5f90c6a890}
nx OptOut
quietboot Yes
bootlog No
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Hi Velcroman, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Probably the easist (and safest) thing to do is delete your XP partition (drive C:\) and restructure/resize to your liking (with a good partition manager like Acronis or GParted).

Stick your Vista DVD in the drive, boot from it, and choose "Advanced Options" | "Repair Options" to have it get it booting again.
 
#6
Hi ibdbbd, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Delete the XP entry in EasyBCD.
Format the XP drive.
Resize the Vista partition.

All done :smile:

I have a question about this. ibdbbd has his boot files on what is the d: drive in Vista (as do I), which is the C: drive when booting in XP. If you format the XP drive, aren't you going to wipe out the Vista boot files??


--Bruce
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#7
If the boot folder is on the XP drive, yep you will.

Not to worry though.

1) Use a bootable partition manager to delete the XP partition and resize the Vista drive.
2) Boot from the Vista DVD -> Advanced Options -> Automated Repair
That'll make Vista boot again.

Cheers & welcome to NST, Bruce!