I have a 1 TB HD, which was my C: drive under Windows XP. When I installed Win 7 - not sure if I was going to like it or not - I installed it to my E: drive, which is only a 180 GB drive. After installing most of my apps, I'm beginning to run out of room already. On the old C: drive, I have about a half TB of data that I simply do not want to lose. The simplest thing for me is just to get rid of Win XP from the C: drive, leaving the data intact - I could move the data, I suppose, but that would a royal pain in my tushie.
What I would like to do is simply remove XP from the C: drive, leaving only the data. At this point, I get a dual boot message on startup, asking which OS I want to use. So, the question is, how can I remove Windows XP from the C: drive, and leave the data intact?
Can I just delete the Windows folders from the drive? I'm a bit nervous of that, wondering just what will be left behind that I can't see.
Or, am I going to be forced to move the data around and format the C: drive?
Edited by hamluis, 06 November 2010 - 10:57 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Win 7 ~ Hamluis.