Need help remove XP from my Win 7 computer

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October 25, 2010 at 03:37:35
Specs: win 7, dual core 2gb ram
I have 2os one is xp another is win 7 but when the computer boot it cant show me the boot option

In my hard disk there are so many space is taken by old os xp.

how can i find and remove my previous os XP from my computer

its directly boot win 7 ultimate 64 bit

help meeeee!


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#1
October 25, 2010 at 05:43:58
You may have 2 OS's, but you may not. How did you install Windows 7 (Upgrade, clean install, custom/new partition/dual boot, etc)?
Go to 'Computer' (formerly my computer) and open it. Look at how many hard drives it shows and the size of the drive. If it is one drive and it is nominally the size of your hard drive, then you probably have only one OS installed, BUT you were left with a HUGE file called something like 'Old Windows' (or similer,I forget the exact name they use). This file can safely be deleted if you do not need anything from it (old files, etc.).
If you have more than one drive partition, you still may have only one OS installed depending upon how you installed W7.
If you do have a separate partition that is the 'C' drive for XP (it would show up as a different letter in Windows 7), then you will need to do 2 things: First delete it using disk manager, then restart with your installation DVD in your drive and do a repair installation to fix your boot partition that you just deleted along with Windows XP's partition. After that, you will need to create a new partition from the space where XP was on your hard drive.
If you only show one drive, but it shows up as significantly smaller than your hard drive size, you may be able to see it in disk manager (then it just might be XP).
With some of these answers we will be able to give you more specific help.

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#2
October 25, 2010 at 09:24:18
ok
but is there any option to delete unused C drive files?
bcoz i can see the files which ive used in old xp OS

How did you install Windows 7 (Upgrade, clean install,
custom/new partition/dual boot, etc)?

ive used custom i think.


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#3
October 25, 2010 at 09:25:43
i could not understand it
bcoz im not expert
thank you.
is ther any other option?

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#4
October 25, 2010 at 21:15:10
OK. If you chose custom, but did not resize your original partition and create a new one for your new operating system (and did not install a second hard drive), then you do NOT have two operating systems installed. What you DO have is one installation BUT you have OLD files since you did not delete the old partition/create new partition/format, or at least do a full format to the existing partition before installing (best to use one of these when going from XP). I was under the impression that your old files SHOULD have been in a single file labeled 'Old Windows' or something like that. If you do have this, and do not need anything in it then it is safe to delete it. IF you have OLD PROGRAMS scattered around that are NOT accessible, you did an 'UPGRADE' install, which should ONLY have been done if you had Vista. IN THIS CASE ONLY, you would be best served by saving all of your data to a separate drive, put in your install DVD again, choose custom AND format/partition. Then you should DELETE the existing partition and create a new one in the available space and reinstall it completely from scratch. (Make sure that you have available copies to reinstall of any programs you need including utilities as well as Windows 7 drivers for your hardware)

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