Dual Boot

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    Hi, I have an old laptop that hasn't been used in a while. It had windows 7 on it clean installed, and i have dual booted it with XP. 7 runs awful on this latptop, but XP runs great. How do i delete windows 7 without messing up my boot configuration?
     
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    forgot to say it is a Lenovo Thinkpad R400. I used EasyBCD to get the boot menu working if thats any help.
     
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    1. erase drive and install xp
    2. OR, use partition magic to erase the partition with 7, but since the boot is set up with easy bcd, I believe you will have to use the recovery console to run bootconfig, fixboot, and/or fixmbr.
     
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    so delete the win7 partition, boot to xp disk, recovery console and run thoses commands? is that correct?
     
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    So will it be best to completely format the hard drive an reinstall XP? Can I make an image of my XP install or re image it onto the hard drive after the format?
     
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    so you are saying that you installed 7 first??

    with windows the oldest os has to be installed first. or should be from all I have read, if you have an image of xp alone and with a mbr, then yes format the entire drive and install the image.
     
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    Well it already had windows 7 on it.

    Doesn't matter now, i messed up the installation with gparted anyway lol. I had no important data on it and it is working fien from a clean install.
     
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    great, keep the links on creating a dual boot for future knowledge, :)
     
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