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System Upgrade

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#1 Andy_B


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

I recently upgraded my pc from WIN XP SP3 with a new second 500 gb drive, cpu, mobo, graphics card and to Win 7 64 bit. So far things are OK on the WIN 7 side. I left my old 500GB drive with XP and all my data on it as a second drive. I can change the boot drive in bios and boot either XP or WIN 7 which I've been doing while I migrate all my programs and data to the new drive. So now that I have pretty much reinstalled everything on the WIN 7 side I'm ready to say good bye to XP. I still have quite a few files on the old drive and can access some of them in WIN 7 but am locked out of others. I suspect that it is the admin privleges in XP that is causing this. Rather than transferring everything I want to keep the second drive for storage or what ever.

So my question is what is the best way to uninstall XP and all it's clutter? I have two partitions on the old drive and I've moved all non XP files that I want to keep to one side. Can I just format the side of the drive with XP and be done with it or should I be looking out for something?

Any input appreciated.

Edited by Andy_B, 21 March 2012 - 03:55 PM.

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

You can simply format the partition or drive that has XP on it to remove it and the files.



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