Originally Posted by bitpoh
Thanks for the response. So that worked well for you? That sounds like a straight forward solution. I am just wondering if there are leftover crap hidden in the registry or the OS partition.
the only real side effect is that when the recovery partition's boot manager (which gives you the F11 option to start recovery or whatever) is active it rearranges the partition order (so it treats the recovery partition as partition #2 when its actually partition #1), which can cause confusion when installing additional Windows installations and the multi-OS Windows loader takes over as boot manager. editing the BOOT.INI to change orders fixes that problem, you may want to add a second line in your BOOT.INI to look at the other partition for boot as well before you do it just in case
oh, and check out this, its a free partition manager http://visopsys.org/partlogic/