Windows XP And Vista Dual boot, get rid of XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by bob3695, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. bob3695

    bob3695 Guest

    Hi, I have two harddrives. One with XP one with Vista. I am upgrading the one
    with XP and was wondering if I have to uninstall windows XP first and if so
    how I got about doing that? I found all kinds of stuff on uninstalling vista
    on a dual boot but nothing about windows xp
     
    bob3695, Aug 25, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Upgrading to what?
     
    Mick Murphy, Aug 25, 2007
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    bob3695 Guest

    I'm just upgrading my 20GB harddrive windows XP was on to a 250GB harddrive
    which I do not plan on installing windows XP on.
     
    bob3695, Aug 25, 2007
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    peter Guest

    if we assume that you have XP installed on C and then did the dual boot
    setup in the normal fashion installing Vista onto D then by removing the XP
    drive you are breaking the dual boot and as such will not be able to boot at
    all.Uninstalling XP is simply a matter of formatting the HD ...by means of a
    boot floppy or running the XP installation as if you were reinstalling and
    doing a format before the actual install and then quitting the install.
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/format_XP.htm
    After you install your new drive you will have to do a "startup" repair off
    the Vista Disk.
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/5c59f8c1-b0d1-4f1a-af55-74f3922f3f351033.mspx#EX
    peter
     
    peter, Aug 25, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Personally, I would set your Vista drive as first hard drive in boot
    priority first, run the startup repair from the Vista DVD (sometimes takes
    more than once), then when you get Vista booting, exchange your drives. You
    would probably want to keep your Vista drive as your primary drive with all
    boot files on it.
     
    John Barnes, Aug 25, 2007
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    Rock Guest


    You need to provide more info. Where is Vista installed, where is XP
    installed? Which is the drive the system boots from? Where are the boot
    files for XP and Vista?
     
    Rock, Aug 26, 2007
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