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Old 12-22-2009
Proboscis
 

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Removal of Windows 7 eval
My apologies if this has been discussed extensively before.

Before Windows 7 came out I installed an evaluation copy next to my
production copy of Windows XP in a dual-boot scenario. The current setup is
as follows:

- drive C: Windows XP Home Edition
- drive L: Windows 7 evaluation copy

I have finished evaluating Windows 7 a long time ago and now I would like to
free up the space on my L: drive. What would be the best/cleanest way to
remove Windows 7 without damaging my installed version of Windows XP on my
C: drive (and maybe even get rid of the dual boot startup screen)?

Thanks!


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Old 12-22-2009
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Re: Removal of Windows 7 eval

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Old 12-22-2009
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Re: Removal of Windows 7 eval
Hi, Proboscis.

Step 1: Boot into WinXP and use either Windows Explorer or the Command
Prompt to remove the entire L:\Windows folder tree.

Step 2: There is no Step 2.

Well, OK, I was just being cute. ;^} There is a Step 2: Boot from your
WinXP CD-ROM and Repair your System Files. Or, before Step 1, while the
Win7 files are still in place, run C:\Boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 to restore the
WinXP-style boot sector. (Enter bootsect /help for details about what that
command does.) That should let you boot directly into WinXP, without the
dual-boot menu. When that is working right, delete the hidden file
C:\bootmgr and the hidden folder C:\Boot (which contains Win7's BCD).

Step 1 reclaims the hard disk space on Drive L: (probably 10 GB or more) and
Step 2 removes the dual boot menu and reclaims another 20 MB or so of disk
space on Drive C:.

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"Proboscis" <proboscis@gmx.net> wrote in message
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> My apologies if this has been discussed extensively before.
>
> Before Windows 7 came out I installed an evaluation copy next to my
> production copy of Windows XP in a dual-boot scenario. The current setup
> is as follows:
>
> - drive C: Windows XP Home Edition
> - drive L: Windows 7 evaluation copy
>
> I have finished evaluating Windows 7 a long time ago and now I would like
> to free up the space on my L: drive. What would be the best/cleanest way
> to remove Windows 7 without damaging my installed version of Windows XP on
> my C: drive (and maybe even get rid of the dual boot startup screen)?
>
> Thanks!


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