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Removing windows xp without formating the harddisk

I have tried to format my harddisk and install a new windows xp as my operating system because it is being affected by a virus, but i got failure to have only one installed windows xp so
I have now two the same os. My problem is how to remove one of my os without reformating? so I can boot my pc without choosing any of one operating systems before it run.

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  • ksari_0287 Feb 10, 2009

    i have windowa xp operating system

    it is effected with viruse

    i want to format my operating system

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Go to.
Control Panel > System > Advanced > Start Up and Recovery > Settings. near the top of the window you will see Default operating system, just select the one you want to stat first and delete the other.

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U need to boot from the cd rom & now u have format both of parttion c: & d then u can use on os

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