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2 XPs!! Hiya, I tried to resolve a hardware problem by installing XP with sp 3 on top of the Current Xp but I've ended up with 2 XPs runing and everytime I boot up, it asks me which one do I want to load. One of them is new and blank and the other one has my stuff on it. I want to uninstall the newly installed one, can anyone tell me how I can do it?? Thanks

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  • mightyreal Jan 08, 2009

    the two xps are on the same partition... the second one is in a folder called "windows.0"... also there is NO Boot.ini tab! why is that??!

  • mightyreal Feb 20, 2009

    when you do that it just puts another copy of windows onto the pc - that was how I ended up where I am now! The msconfig menu doesn't actually have a Boot.ini tab! It only has General. System.ini, win.ini, services and Setup.



    Also both the windows seem to be on the same partition on the PC...



    Please help!

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Click start > run
and in the box that appears type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and press enter / click ok.

On the box that appears click the 'boot.ini' tab and look at the text in the small window at the top.

Remove the boot entry for the installation of windows you dont want to boot from.

Then find the folder you installed windows to and delete it.

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Right click 'my computer'- 'manage'- 'disk management'- Than under the 'action' tab select 'all tasks' than select 'delete partation'.  Just make sure you click the partation that has the copy of XP on it that you want to delete.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • Stephen Jan 09, 2009

    I am unsure if you are able to gain acess to the copy with "all your stuff", but if you are than safe it to a cd or a thumb drive (walmart $5). After saving your data, I suggest you reinstall windows, all you have to do is put the windows cd in the cd rom and restart your computer. That way you format your whole hard drive and start from scratch.


    Let me know how this works.

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