How to remove old XP system on a tri-boot setup
Posted on 2008-10-06
Hello. I was running XP professional on a disk. Then I wanted to try out Vista so I installed Vista onto another drive. Then I created a 'gaming' vista system on a third drive. Everything works great and I simply select which system to boot into when the vista boot manager comes up.
I don't want to use XP anymore and I want to wipe the drive. However I am sure that if I do this I will be in trouble as I remember when I was putting all the drives back in after a system upgrade I had to put them in the correct order - (disk 0 goes on the same sata channel as before, disk 1 on same sata channel, etc). When they weren't in the correct order I got errors.
I think I need to copy my master boot record over to my main vista drive. Then it would be nice to remove the XP entry from the boot manager so that I only have 2 options when I boot up, one Vista Ultimate and one Vista Home
As I mentioned before all three OSs are installed on seperate drives. Thanks so much