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Windows somehow I now have two sets of windows XP on computer. How do I get rid of one of them?

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    Thank you, so very much! I will try, as I have nothing to lose now. I bought a new HP computer. That Gateway had a lot of other problems, like overheating and a "brain eating" virus.

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You probably dont have Win XP in twice. You may have a reference to 2 WIN XPs when you start your computer. Your boot.ini can be edited to show just 1 WIN XP.

Here is how to edit it...Be careful how you change it, because if it is done wrong you will have to re-install your whole OS.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Follow this steps:
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Your default operating system is:

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