Windows 7 - Remove dual boot

I installed WIn7 as a dual boot with Win XP on separate drives and have been trying to remove XP.
I have followed all the very similar instructions on the various websites including doing at least 3 startup repairs.
No matter what I do, the machine refuses to boot from the drive with WIndows 7 on it.
In the process I managed to make XP unbootable as well, (a driver error I think, although now it will not even boot in safe mode) making the whole computer inaccessable.

To get around this I installed a second version of windows 7 on a spare drive, installed easybcd and added the original Win7 to the boot menau. This seems to work fine and I can access either WIndows 7 system. I also tried adding the old XP to the boot menu but it would not complete booting (Same driver error as before I think) so I have deleted it.

Now I want to make the original Win7 installation the only system on my machine.

How do I do this sucessfully??


Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
If you've successfully moved the boot, delete the redundant bootmgr file and the \boot folder from the old location.
Thanks. Just to be sure I understand, are you saying to use Windows Explorer (aka My Computer) to delete the folder and file? The old location is on a system partition on a multiboot system that I stll want to use. Windows 7.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yep, that's what he's saying.