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#1 dr.jose

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:52 PM

Hai everybody... I am definitly in trouble.. I ve been using my laptop with Win XP. I was fascinated with Win 7 & and loaded win 7 along with xp since i was doubtful about win 7. But now as i am fully satisfied with win 7 I want to format the partition with xp and I want to use that space.. But when I try to format that partition from windows 7 the message comes as "Windows could not complete the format" I dont know why this happens.. Somehow or other I want to retriev my disk space... Please help me in this regard...

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

Migrate to Windows 7 from an XP dual-boot configuration :huh:
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:25 PM

Pop in your Windows 7 OS Disk and when it gives you your partitions [where you'd like to install], click your Windows XP partition and delete it. It'll come up as unallocated space. Force reboot your PC [hold down the power button] and make sure to boot to your HD. Take out the disk and you're all set.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

Well...I guess I'd like to see a shot from Disk Management...to see what we are dealing with as far as drives/partitions.

Then I would decide how to get rid of what.

Logical and hidden partitions may present items for consideration, IMO.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:08 PM

Pop in your Windows 7 OS Disk and when it gives you your partitions [where you'd like to install], click your Windows XP partition and delete it. It'll come up as unallocated space. Force reboot your PC [hold down the power button] and make sure to boot to your HD. Take out the disk and you're all set.

No, you can't do that. The bootloader from XP (boot.ini) will disappear and the computer will not boot. You have to write a bootloader to the Windows 7 partition. That's what is explained in the tutorial I linked earlier. :huh:
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