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when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.

  1. #1


    waher Guest

    when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.

    so, having recieved no further reply to my previous post, i take it that no
    one knows anyone who has sucessfully achieved this without reinstalling
    vista? thanks to miscrosoft for no real help, even telling me it's
    impossible. jude




    i heard his refrain when the signal changed he was playing real good, for
    free. Joni M.

    http://www.geocities.com/waher/


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  3. #2


    AJR Guest

    Re: when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.

    Have you been checking for repies to your original post? Follofwing his a
    reply I made originally;

    "Actually it is easier to set up a XP/Vista dual boot than to remove XP
    afterwards. Assuming (I know - lousy word!) XP on C and Vista on D - Vista
    installs files - in particuler a hidden folder titled "Boot", which
    contains DCDStore data, on C, which if deleted as in deleting the XP Windows
    folder will prevent Vista from booting. Also in a dual boot setup, or
    "remainder" of such, Vista looks for boot.ini.

    Options: 1. Delete all folders/files in C except for folder Boot, and as a
    safety measure Boot.ini, Boot.bak and Bootsect.bak. Shrink C and add
    unallocated space to D.
    2. Use BCDEdit (As a command line tool) or a third party program such as
    VistaPro to modify Vista to boot directly from D.
    3. Reformat and reinstall Vista

    Above all - BACKUP!!!!!"


    "waher" <waher@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:e1modzMuHHA.4572@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > so, having recieved no further reply to my previous post, i take it that
    > no one knows anyone who has sucessfully achieved this without reinstalling
    > vista? thanks to miscrosoft for no real help, even telling me it's
    > impossible. jude
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > i heard his refrain when the signal changed he was playing real good, for
    > free. Joni M.
    >
    > http://www.geocities.com/waher/




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  4. #3


    Rock Guest

    Re: when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.

    "waher" <waher@optonline.net> wrote
    > so, having recieved no further reply to my previous post, i take it that
    > no one knows anyone who has sucessfully achieved this without reinstalling
    > vista? thanks to miscrosoft for no real help, even telling me it's
    > impossible. jude


    You did receive replies. Btw, this is a user group, not formal MS tech
    support.

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    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


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  5. #4


    Victek Guest

    Re: when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.



    "waher" <waher@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:e1modzMuHHA.4572@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > so, having recieved no further reply to my previous post, i take it that
    > no one knows anyone who has sucessfully achieved this without reinstalling
    > vista? thanks to miscrosoft for no real help, even telling me it's
    > impossible. jude
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > i heard his refrain when the signal changed he was playing real good, for
    > free. Joni M.
    >
    > http://www.geocities.com/waher/


    I am currently dual-booting XP and Vista. What I've read is you can delete
    XP, move/resize the Vista partition to reclaim the space and then boot with
    the Vista DVD and do a repair/install. Sounds good, doesn't it? I haven't
    tried it though and cannot verify that it works. Perhaps someone here has
    tried this and can comment?


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  6. #5


    waher Guest

    Re: when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.

    i finially had to reinstall due to failure of system restore. have a clean
    install on a single boot. took 5 hours to reinstall all programs. went
    without problems. hoping it holds. so, i havn't tried solution either.
    have xp on seperate hard disc, unconnected, just in case.
    thanks to
    all, jude
    "Victek" <Victek@xyz.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "waher" <waher@optonline.net> wrote in message
    > news:e1modzMuHHA.4572@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> so, having recieved no further reply to my previous post, i take it that
    >> no one knows anyone who has sucessfully achieved this without
    >> reinstalling vista? thanks to miscrosoft for no real help, even telling
    >> me it's impossible. jude
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> i heard his refrain when the signal changed he was playing real good, for
    >> free. Joni M.
    >>
    >> http://www.geocities.com/waher/

    >
    > I am currently dual-booting XP and Vista. What I've read is you can
    > delete XP, move/resize the Vista partition to reclaim the space and then
    > boot with the Vista DVD and do a repair/install. Sounds good, doesn't it?
    > I haven't tried it though and cannot verify that it works. Perhaps
    > someone here has tried this and can comment?



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  7. #6


    Elden Fenison Guest

    Re: when deleting xp in dual boot with vista first.

    On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:17:24 -0400, "waher" <waher@optonline.net>
    wrote:
    >i finially had to reinstall due to failure of system restore. have a clean
    >install on a single boot. took 5 hours to reinstall all programs. went
    >without problems. hoping it holds.


    Curious... why would it not "hold"?

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    -=Elden=-
    http://www.moondog.org

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