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How can I delete Windows from second partition?


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bob_air

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Hi, I have 2 patitions C and E. On C I have the old windows that I want to delete. I know that I have do modify the boot.ini file before I delete it but I don't know what to do.
This is my boot.ini :

[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
UnsupportedDebug="do not select this" /debug
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Edited by bob_air, 19 July 2012 - 03:25 AM.

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Welcome to Geeks to Go

Is this topic related to this one please

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I think there is no thing to do with the boot.ini , since I know windows7 separate the the boot.ini file from system partition, so i think whether you could delete this partition or not is not concern about boot.ini, even through I know that you seems use dual boot partition. Maybe you could connect this disk to anther machine as slave drive and then delete the partition with windows build in disk management, or there is an article it contain some information about delete, format partition: http://www.extend-pa...hard-drive.html

Edited by Hidream, 19 July 2012 - 11:39 AM.

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Hidream

I think there is no thing to do with the boot.ini , since I know windows7 separate the the boot.ini file from system partition


Thank you for posting, but

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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

2. Windows 7 does not have a boot.ini file it has what is known as a boot configuration data




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I agree with Mac also. Not only is there a second windows installation but the boot.ini will need to be corrected to boot to the correct installation without having to choose between the two.
Besides according to the boot.ini there is no Win7 and if there is a dual boot setup this is going to cause issues .
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I think I need to learn more about dual boot. But as I know that for Win 7 the booting files are stored in 100MB partition, not in the system partition. I will lear about this "a boot configuration data". If I'm wrong, I apologize for my mistake.

Edited by Hidream, 20 July 2012 - 02:25 AM.

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Win7 isn't the issue at the moment but the dual Win XP installation that we are all seeing. Getting rid of the second installation both on the hard drive and in the boot.ini is the important part right now. Deleting the second installation and correcting the boot.ini is what Mac is concentrating on. The Win7 uses a different program to fix it's boot configuration file.
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