James Bannan19 December 2007, 4:00 PM
Page 5 - Removing Windows XP
UPDATED | Got a Vista PC and want to install XP so you can dual-boot between them? Here's how to do it, in an easy, step-by-step format.
If you eventually decide that dualbooting XP as the second OS isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, it’s pretty easy to undo the changes made.
Use EasyBCD to remove the Windows XP boot entry, and then go into Computer Management (right-click on Computer, Manage) and go to Disk Management.
Right-click E: drive (the Windows XP partition) and select Delete Volume.
Right-click the newly-created partition and select Delete Partition.
Then right-click the C: drive (the Vista system partition) and click Extend Volume – this opens up the Extend Volume Wizard.
The wizard gives you a readout on how much space is actually available to extend the partition – enter in how much you want to use and press Next. Vista will extend the system partition to reclaim the disk and Windows is well and truly gone.