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#1 Plumber

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:46 AM

Hi all,if someone could guide me through this I would appreciate it.I dual boot with XP and 7.XP had a virus and got trashed.I am not interested in repairing it but will just use Windows7.I would like to delete the XP partition and merge it with the other one.I hope I am explaining myself right.I did this once before with xp and vista but for the life of me can't find my instructions.Thank-you,Tony.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:54 AM

Migrate to Windows 7 from an XP dual-boot configuration :huh:
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:02 AM

Thank-you for the quick response.Will read it and give it a try.One question though,I am not to swift with computers but,I would like to completely delete XP.There is nothing I need on that partition so if the article pertains to that I will give it a try.Thanx again,Tony.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:14 AM

There are other ways to do this, in case you are wondering. Let me know, and I'll give you the method I would use, personally. That's just the first thing I found from Google, and it seemed like a pretty good tutorial.

Note: you can expand a partition off the top (the article says you can't). You just can't use Disk Management to do it. You have to use another piece of software. I use Easeus Partition Master.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:21 AM

I believe that is the program I used before.I have it installed so if you think I should use it I will.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

On second thought, just go ahead with that tutorial's directions. Like I said, I have my own methods, but they can be somewhat involved. And there is no point in me wasting the time to type up my own tutorial, when you can just follow that one.

Yes, when you get to the point where XP's partition is completely gone, use Easeus to expand the Windows 7 partition back to the top of the drive. It will have to reboot in order to do so. You may wish to do a defrag afterward, as the files will likely be sitting in the middle of the partition (Defraggler will show you this visually and do a fine job of defragging for you). :huh:
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:45 AM

Will give it a try,Thank-you,Tony.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:50 AM

You're welcome. :huh:

Let me know if you have any problems.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 07:46 PM

Thanx to keyboardNinja,the tutorial you supplied and your advice worked like a charm.It saved me a lot of time reformatting so I guess I owe you a beer.Thanx again,Tony.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:02 PM

You are very welcome. :huh:

so I guess I owe you a beer.

Let's make it a Shirley Temple. :huh:
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