Deleting the old XP partition

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  1. wahoobob

    wahoobob New Member

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    I installed 7pro upgrade student edition on partition E and had XP on partition C. When 7 was configured and running properly, I made E the active partition, deleted C and ran startup repair from the restore disk three times... at the end, the computer booted into 7 but I was given a small text on the bottom of a blue screen that my installation was not genuine, or something like that...

    I restored from an image and won't try again unless someone can tell me where I might have gone wrong.

    Thanx
    Wahoobob
     
    #1 wahoobob, Dec 1, 2009
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  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Could you attach a snipit of you Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window?

    What do you mean you "restored from an image"?
     
  3. wahoobob

    wahoobob New Member

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    XP is finally gone.

    Never get too frustrated by a computer... bad things happen. I decided to chuck the whole delete XP thing and wipe the drive, install a bare xp then upgrade to seven without a separtate partition for xp. this is not the most elegant fix, but at least I did the deed. Now I have to do all the software, info from a backup and get everything sorted out like before. Too much trouble but I was tired of the problems.
    Other wise - I meant that I had made a disk image of the drive to restore the system if I got bad results. Still have it just in case this goes south. Thanks for trying to help.
     

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