get rid of XP

  Ozy 04 Oct 11
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I have windows 7 dual booted with XP, on separate sata drives. I want to get rid of XP and use the drive for backup. I tried formatting XP from “computer” it would not let me, I tried formatting from “manage” it was greyed out. What else can I try ?

  robin_x 04 Oct 11

Try Partition Wizard from Windows 7 (or the Bootable CD) if that won't let you.

Or make a Linux Live CD eg Ubuntu and use Gnome Partition Editor (gpedit). Try Linux/Run from CD. Don't install.

Use easyBCD to remove your XP boot entry.

  Ozy 05 Oct 11

thanks robinofloxley,ubunto live worked fine

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