About a year ago I built myself a new PC, quad core, 8 gigs of ram, terabyte hard drive, etc. The problem is I was running XP home, so over half my ram could not be used. I recently got a copy of XP Pro x64 and decided to duel boot to ensure I could find all the drivers and make sure it's works fine. I repartitioned my HDD (only got the one) so I now have three separate partitions: /c which XP home is on and is stuck with 127 GB, /e which is my storage partition, and /i which has 5gb for XP pro. So far everything is working nicely.
What I want to do now is to remove XP home and stick with XP Pro x64. I would like to combine the /c and /i drives to a single partition and have XP Pro running from there. Would I need to uninstall XP home from the c drive or can I know just send everything there to the recycle bin?
I was thinking of using my windows boot cd to delete all the partitions minus my big storage drive and create a new one from the ashes. I would then just reinstalling XP on the newly created partition. I figure that way would be much faster than to re-size the partitions as it took over 5 hours to move 5gbs using Partition Magic.
What would be the best method to achieve what I want?