Dual Boot relics

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sherretz
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So my rig used to have XP and I upgraded to Win7 64-bit around last Christmas. I kept it as a dual-boot setup until I was sure I got everything off the XP install.

Fast forward and I haven't checked my XP partition for anything since the beginning of the year. Plus, there's another weird problem: when I boot into the OS selection screen, it looks something like this:

Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows 7

I have no idea why it sees Win7 twice.

So the question I have is this: will the OS load screen fix itself once I nuke the XP partition, or will I have to run a repair install to get rid of it? Not a big deal, I just want to know what I'm dealing with.

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It's probably just an issue with the dual bootable sectors. Use GPartEd to remove the XP partition, and expand the Win7 part to fill the drive. If it still doubles up, you may need to edit the boot.ini file.

Nick McDermott

sherretz
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Ok thanks.