Belive me when I tell you, the best way to go is a clean windows vista
install. It does not take too much of your time. The only problem I see is
that many manucfacturers of hardware have not yet published their new drivers
, but they're getting there. I solved few of the compatibility issues
by downloading new wVista drivers, however, by running windows compatibilties
for vista you'll know what issues you'll have left. You can either wait for
your new drivers ,buy new hardware or wait for SP2.
If your main worry is your files, back up and reinstall them as soon as you
have windows vista running.
I bet partininoning took you a good formatting and installation of 2 OPs XP
Removing XP means reformatting again or do an unistall of XP if possible.
Your best bet is having only one partion with vista and forget about XP. Once
you cruize with vista you definetly forget about XP.
"TS Mathews" wrote:
> I partitioned my hard drive so that I could retain XP until I'd had a chance
> to make sure any and everything I wanted worked with Vista. Now, having
> done that, I'm thinking of the fatal flaw of my plan...to remove XP and the
> added partitions, is there anything I can do without a complete fresh start?
> If it helps, my system is an HP so the original setup was the standard C
> drive with a smallish D drive for recovery purposes. So, when I
> partitioned, I--roughly--halved the C so that C is still XP and the new G is
> the Vista installation. I don't know how the Vista installation went about
> placing the dual boot information.
> Is there any chance that it's as simple as: start my Acronis Disk Director
> and remove the C and D partitions and the former G will automatically
> become C and Vista will work?
> Obviously I can just remove everything and start fresh but I hate the
> thought of having to go through a complete installation and setup if I don't
> absolutely have to.