Thank you all. I was able to successfully uninstall XP following the suggestions posted here.
In Win 7 I opened disk management. The Win 7 partition was marked "ACTIVE, system and boot". So, I simply -
1. Right clicked on the XP partition and deleted it. This left approximately 40 Gigs of unallocated space at the front of the drive followed by the Win 7 partition.
2. I was able to reboot into Win 7 without any issue or need of repair.
3. I rebooted again and when my BING boot menu came up I entered maintenance.
4. I followed the instructions I read from the "How to Remove 8 MG of Space at the beginning of a drive posted at http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=476
5. I disabled the Aline on End Setting in BING settings.
6. In the BING "Work with Partitions" I used slide to slide the Win7 partition up by specifying "0" in the "Free Space Before" Box. (The slide took about 45 minutes).
7. In Settings I re enabled the "Aline on End Setting".
8. Next I used the "Resize" in Work With Partitions to enlarge the partition picking the "Maximum Size".
9. In the Boot Edit feature of BING I removed the Boot XP item from my Boot Menu.
10. Next I rebooted. Windows booted just fine but I got a message that I was not using a genuine copy of Windows! (I have a legit copy of Windows).
11. I right clicked on "Computer" once I was booted into Windows. It was noted there that there were changes to my Hardware in big red letters and I had to run the Windows experience score again which I did. Scrolling down it said my Windows was activated and showed my key. I went to the Windows validation site and clicked on "Validate". The results were that I had a Genuine copy of Windows. I have since rebooted and not seen the "Non Genuine copy of Window error". (Hope I don't see that again! What's up with that?)
12. Next up was of course to image the new configuration with IFW.
Thank-you all again.