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REMOVING XP MANUALLY

Hi... i had to install a 2nd windows xp setup (on the same drive containing 1st xp) as the 1st encountered some problems. but i had fixed those problems soon and the 2nd xp setup need to be unistalled and removed from boot options. can u give the way for it to do it manually. thanx!

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Use a non-destructive partitioning software (like Partition Magic) to remove the partition with the unneeded OS and resize the other partition to use all of the hard-drive. If you still see the other Windows installation listed in the boot options then you can edit the Boot.ini file by following the following guide from Microsoft:

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

Just remove the offending OS from the [operating systems] section and make sure that the installation you are keeping is the one in the default line.

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