Two sets of Windows 7

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I upgraded to windows 7 when I upgraded now when I boot up it offers both windows 7 and XP older OS but XP is corrupt and it is a laptop so i need the space how do i rid of this old OS no longer in use or accessible?

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Answered By 10 points N/A #81441

Two sets of Windows 7


All you have to do is to format the partition where you have windows xp. Boot through windows 7 to do this. This will delete all your user files in it so transfer it to another partition or back it up in a storage device. I presume you use an admin account, you can only do this if you are on an admin account.  To format the partition where you have Windows XP.

  1. Right click on the partition
  2. Click format
  3. Select start. (Leave the file system as NTFS, it is the better one)

Get more help at the Microsoft site

Answered By 70 points N/A #81442

Two sets of Windows 7



When you upgraded to window 7, XP should have uninstalled from the system. To get a clean hard drive void of the corrupt versions of windows XP, I will suggest that you do a clean installation of windows and not an upgrade so as to eliminate windows Xp and all its drivers completely so as to create space for your system.

Just get the CD with the windows 7 setup and run it on your computer, make sure that you format the primary hard drive that has the operating system to get rid of all the windows file that are on it right now.


Lee Hung

Answered By 5 points N/A #81444

Two sets of Windows 7


Hi Anonymous:

You most likely have several hard drives in your system or your single hard drive has several partitions in it. An upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 is actually not possible. You have to do a fresh installation of the Windows 7 operating system to be able to use it. You most likely installed Windows on one of your hard drives or in one of your hard drive's partitions. This is why your boot manager recognized two operating systems. If you would like to keep just one; if you installed from another hard drive, just format that hard drive and that should fix it, or if it's in another partition, just delete that partition. I do recommend you run another Windows 7 install and while installing it, make sure you delete any partitions that you don't need to avoid this problem.

Thank you. Hope this helps.

Clair june

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