How remove Windows XP installation partition in a dual-boot environment with Vista Ultimate?
Posted on 2007-09-29
I have been dual-booting Windows XP Pro and Vista Ultimate for more than 6 months. I do not use Windows XP Pro at all, so I want to get rid of the partition on which resides Win XP. I have used EasyBCD to get rid of the Win XP boot prompt and now my computer automatically boots into Vista without asking me into which OS I desire to boot. However, Vista Computer Management will not allow for me to format the XP partition because it is still labeled as a system partition.
How can I delete the XP partition and reclaim that space exclusively for Vista without losing data from the Vista partition?
250 GB SATA HDD with Win XP (installed 1st) on a 47 GB partition and Vista installed on the other partition.
Win XP partition listed as Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
Vista partition listed as Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive)