Getting rid of XP after Vista Installation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by kelly, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. kelly

    kelly Guest

    I tried to upgrade from XP to Vista, but alas I kept getting stuck at 64%. So
    I decided to do a full install on a partitioned disk. Now I have XP on C:
    with all my old programs, and Vista on D:.

    Now is there anyway to get rid of XP while keeping all my programs there?
    Almost all the programs I need work with Vista. The only thing is I want XP
    gone so i can have some disk space back.
    Any help would be greatly appriciated.
     
    kelly, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. kelly

    pete Guest

    What version of Vista did you purchase........OEM??..Upgrade??...or Full??
    The version will determine the answer
    peter
     
    pete, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. kelly

    kelly Guest

    I already have the full version otherwise I wouldnt of been able to do a full
    install. My question regards removing XP without removing the programs.
     
    kelly, Feb 4, 2007
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  4. kelly

    mikeyhsd Guest

    your boot information is on the "C" original boot drive.
    not much hope of removing xp without wiping BOTH partitions and starting over with clean install of vista.







    I tried to upgrade from XP to Vista, but alas I kept getting stuck at 64%. So
    I decided to do a full install on a partitioned disk. Now I have XP on C:
    with all my old programs, and Vista on D:.

    Now is there anyway to get rid of XP while keeping all my programs there?
    Almost all the programs I need work with Vista. The only thing is I want XP
    gone so i can have some disk space back.
    Any help would be greatly appriciated.
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 4, 2007
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  5. kelly

    kelly Guest

    Any way to rename drives? I would like to rename D to C and use it as a
    windows system drive only. Is there anyway to do this?
     
    kelly, Feb 5, 2007
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  6. kelly

    mikeyhsd Guest

    it is not very easy. requires jumping through lots of hoops. not recommended.
    cannot rename an active system drive.







    Any way to rename drives? I would like to rename D to C and use it as a
    windows system drive only. Is there anyway to do this?
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 5, 2007
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  7. kelly

    Rock Guest

    No you can't rename the drive that has the OS installation files on it (MS
    calls this the boot drive) or the drive that has the boot files (MS calls
    this the system drive, not intuitive eh?). In your case the boot drive is D
    and the system drive is C. The only way to change this is to do a clean
    install of Vista.
     
    Rock, Feb 8, 2007
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