Changing Dual Boot System to Single Boot System

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jsaffer

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I've got a 100 gig hard drive divided into a primary C partition and a second logical partition (E drive). (I also have a separate hard drive, which is D, which I use for backups). This is a dual boot system - the C drive has Windows ME on it, which I don't use anymore, and the E drive has Windows XP Pro.

I'm wanting to find out if I can turn this dual boot system into a single boot system, so that I just have Windows XP on my system. Windows XP is now on the E partition. I'd like to avoid having to reinstall the XP operating system and having to re-install all my applications, etc. Is there a way to simplify this process of going from an ME/XP dual boot setup to an XP setup? Is there some automatic way to use so that XP and the applications on E will now migrate to C?

I'd appreciate tips and suggestions on how to accomplish this. I have Partition Magic, so I can use that if it's helpful. Thanks very much. Please feel free to e-mail directly: [email protected]
 

JohnWill

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It's very difficult to move a Windows installation to a new drive. Since you'll be going from E: to C: when you're done, chances are you'll end up re-installing anyway. There are published guides to moving the O/S, but they frequently end up taking more time than simply doing a clean install.
 
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