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How do I uninstall Windows 7 from my dual boot of Windows 7 and XP? I've uninstalled Linux before but unlike Linux refixing the mbr does not work here.

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Use EasyBCD to change the bootorder, simply erase Windows 7 from the list and then you can delete the Windows 7 partition.

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That way you won't have to fix the MBR, since you already changed it. And it let's you back it up, so you don't have to worry too much.

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And it worked. Thanks. –  sa1 Aug 29 '09 at 10:13
    
Though I would like to add : the Write MBR Option seen in the second photo is all thats needed. –  sa1 Aug 29 '09 at 11:15
    
How do you mean? After you erase the Windows 7 partition you use Write MBR in XP? –  Ivo Flipse Aug 29 '09 at 13:03
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format the partition containing windows 7

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won't that delete the bootloader? –  sa1 Aug 29 '09 at 6:53
    
After formatting you probaly have to boot with an XP CD and run fixmbr on the repair console. –  Daff Aug 29 '09 at 8:54
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Try this: http://www.techspot.com/guides/144-removing-windows7/page2.html.

Deals with this exact issue. Essentially delete Windows 7 partition and use XP cd to repair the bootloader.

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Thanks everybody , but my cd-drive just isn't dependable anymore. I had installed Win7 , Linux previously without using a cd. and to fix the mbr I had used the program MBRFIX(sysint.no/en/Download.aspx) instead. Trying Easybcd mentioned above. –  sa1 Aug 29 '09 at 10:02
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