Removing dualboot and old partition

#1
I have installed WinXP and, after, Win7 in dualboot..
I want only use Win7.
I have removed XP entry and, now, the boot is only for WIn7.
Is it possible with EasyBCD, to transfer boot information in the Win 7 drive, so I can delete the XP partition?
How?
Thanks.
 

Terry60

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#2
EasyBCD 2.0 > Backup/Repair BCD > Change Boot drive
Point it to W7 when it asks.
(If XP is on a different HDD to W7, change the BIOS to boot from the W7 HDD)
Reboot
Check in Disk Management that W7 is now "system" "active"
Format the XP partition.
 
#3
Thank you Terry, but I have W7 in a logical drive and EBCD does'nt change boot drive...
I don't know how set the W7 partition to a primary partition.
Sorry for my "incompetence".
 

Terry60

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#5
Terry, I'll try with partition manager...
See you soon.

Addendum:

OK Terry, all done...
With bootable-cd of Partition Manager I have set the Win7 partition "primary" and after with EBCD changed boot drive to these partition.
And now all XP traces are done.
Many, many thanks ... from Italy!
 
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#6
Similar problem here. I had Win 7 RC dual boot with XP and it worked fine. XP on C drive Win 7 on W drive. Now Win 7 RC has expired I formatted the W partition. Probably a mistake! The first boot screen now has only one entry Windows XP old. Next boot screen has 2 entries Windows XP on C drive, Windows XP on W drive. There is nothing on W drive. How do I get rid of second entry and just return to XP on C drive? I think I have to go to BootLoader Setup > Install the Windows XP bootloader to the MBR then press Write MBR. Is this correct? I don't want to stuff it up. Thanks
Easy BCD 2.0 shows only one entry
Default: Windows XP old
Timeout: 10 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows XP old
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr

There is nothing in C:\NST\ folder
 
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Terry60

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#7
Yes, you just need to revert to the XP bootmanager as you speculated.
The MBR will then search the PBR for NTLDR, not bootmgr.
Check that C:\boot.ini looks like this

[boot loader]
timeout=20
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP" /fastdetect

If you have multiple lines in the OS section, remove all the redundant ones
 
#8
Thanks Terry that fixed it. Boot.ini had 2 lines in the OS section, one for drive C and one for drive W. Had to go into msconfig to edit the boot.ini file then click 'check boot paths' or words to that effect. It reported error with drive W and allowed me to delete it. Now boots direct to C drive, no boot menu. Just what I wanted.
Thanks again
Eric