(I've searched around but most cases deal with having two hard drives, not two partitions on one hard drive.)
My 1TB hard drive has two partitions: one for Windows XP and one for Windows 7. The Windows XP partition was created first, before the Windows 7 installation. I'm trying to delete my Windows XP partition but I find that I cannot format it from Windows 7 because this partition is still the "system" and "active" partition. I've tried changing the Windows 7 partition to "active" and rebooting, trying to repair the installation with the Windows 7 disc (to add the "system" data to the Windows 7 partition) but that just sent me through a nightmare of "BOOTMGR is missing" and my Windows 7 partition suddenly becoming RAW format, which I just recovered from (dodged a bullet, there).
My question is: how would I make my Windows 7 partition the "system" drive, removing the reliance on the Windows XP partition so I could format it?
I have my original Windows 7 installation disc and an Ubuntu 12.04 livecd at my disposal.
My disk management screen: