View Full Version : Removing XP/Vista Dual Boot

27-10-2008, 10:10 PM
Ok, heres my problem. I need to remove the dual boot that I have been using. Currently it is on two IDE drives. My reason for the change is to make two machines, one XP and one Vista.

I'm guessing that just removing the drive that has Vista installed and putting it into another machine won't do the trick. I don't want to re-install Vista as I will lose data.

Whats my best plan of attack?

Speedy Gonzales
27-10-2008, 10:15 PM
This will remove it (http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1)

So, XP will boot by itself without the boot selection menu

But whether Vista will boot, by itself is another matter

But even if Vista manages to boot, if the hardware isnt the same as whats in the case (the hdd Vista is on )

You'll probably have to do a system repair, or it may crash

27-10-2008, 10:35 PM
What I would do is remove the HD with XP, leave the Vista alone, since it already will have all teh drivers for the Hardware ( its already running) The from the vista DVD boot and select fix my computer - ( cant remember the exact wording) but the top option to select fixes the boot ( I Think- its clear when you see it), The DVD should repair any alterations to Vista and it should boot fine.

Then on the other PC either do a fresh install or at least a repair install to change the new hardware drivers.