Question about Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook
I currently have 3 operating systems on my 2nd laptop and was wondering how to and if i should bother deleting the other 2...i have windows xp, which is the one i want to keep, windows 2000 professional and windows 2000 home edition. should i delete the 2 windows 2000 copies i have or do i need them to run windows xp? also how do i delete them? thanks for your time
Hopefully your other OS's are on a different drive letter (d: or e: for example). As long as they are then there is no conflict with XP.
You could effectively remove access to them by editing c:\BOOT.INI . Note that you will have to right click boot.ini, select "properties" and remove the "read only" and "hidden" properties for the file before editing it. I would recommend making a copy of the boot.ini first for a backup.
Then just open it with notepad. There will be one line for each OS in there. just delete the extra lines. Then you can just erase or format the partitions for the other OS's.
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 19, 2012 | Dell Inspiron One 19 All-in-One Desktop PC...
Feb 20, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 7500 Notebook
Jan 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
Jan 30, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook
Jan 23, 2010 | Dell Inspiron B120 Notebook
Jan 09, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1200 Notebook
Aug 28, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet
Jan 29, 2009 | Intel Pentium II, 400 MHz (sl357) Retail...
Jan 08, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 7500 Notebook
56 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!