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Please be positive and constructive. Then you know which folders belong to what install. The new install went to a different folder and simply added another entry to the boot.ini. I'd prefer not to reinstall the whole computer, since it runs fine. his comment is here

Looks like I need to get into that file and delete one of those lines. I haven't paid too close attention the last several times I've reformatted, it's become sort of instinctual.What we want here is to completely boot into the windows setup. However after the ninth attempt I could no longer use it,my install key was no longer valid.I tried to get one more install out of them over the customer support line Other exciting features include Internet Explorer 6, the Photo Printing Wizard, and Windows Media Player 8, which includes DVD playback and CD burning utilities.

How To Delete One Operating System From Two Operating Systems

It's sure to become your preferred guide whenever you sit down to Windows XP. sort by: active | newest | oldestmwrenfro6 years agoReplyNot legally (that's a link to the Home license, but all the others should be identical in this respect): 1.1 Installation and use. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help THis should be a blue screen.

When booting if the First one in the list goes to the correct XP install, do the following.Open windows explorer, go to VIEW -> select "details"Go to Tools - Folder Options You will want to make sure to only delete folders belonging to the other install if you are sure you want it gone and if the two installs share any of Here are my boot.ini entries:[operating systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetectmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /Execute /fastdetectWhich of the two should I delete? Then, on top of that, there is about 30 minutes of windows installing, which will ask for time zone, name, etc.

Two Copies Of Win Xp Installed Started by donevergreen , Jun 23 2006 10:27 AM Please log in to reply 14 replies to this topic #1 donevergreen donevergreen Members 10 posts How To Remove Second Operating System To remove the other OS from showing up, Right click 'my computer', click properties, go to advanced tab, click start up and recovery settings, click 'edit'. Highlight the last line, delete it and save the notepad document. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_install/have-two-copies-of-windowsxp-home-edition-on/1319813a-3410-46f7-b2c7-52a03d4b2730 Yes, I made it!

This is the licence, right? Regedit is automatically installed in Windows and if you are only finding one copy of it, then only 1 copy of Windows is installed.What actually sounds like happened here is that Of course, most of the time I reload is right after replacing a hard drive... You can do that by opening Command Prompt, typing set and pressing enter.

How To Remove Second Operating System

billin30Dec 29, 2008, 8:12 PM It was in fact a dell and I used the reinstall disc i got with my computer to do it. http://www.iyogi.net/windows/copies-on-windows-xp-on-same-disk.html Next time you reboot, the old OS will be gone. How To Delete One Operating System From Two Operating Systems All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices let's makeExplore PublishClassesshare what you makeFeatured: Intel IoT Arduino Yarn With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and How To Remove A Second Installation Of A Windows Operating System From A Partition Delete the one you want to get rid off and save the "Boot.ini" file.

Times could easily vary by 10 minutes or more, depending on processor speed and hard drive size. http://tcdownload.org/how-to/ms-outlook-multiple-contact-list-creation.html I would guess you just remove all the folders that install has that are only a part of that install. I've never seen 2 Windows XP installs before so I don't know the proper way to remove one and keep the other. However, there might be certain times when the user ends up installing two copies of the operating system on the same disk. How To Delete One Window From 2 Windows

Voransicht des Buches » Was andere dazu sagen-Rezension schreibenEs wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.Ausgewählte SeitenTitelseiteInhaltsverzeichnisIndexInhaltThe Missing Credits Introduction The Windows XP Desktop The Components of Windows XP Windows Online Plugging into Windows In order to remove your extra copy of Windows XP from the disk, first, you need to determine whether you have one and where it is stored. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. weblink Register now!

Click the start button. 2. I've basically cleaned everything off this computer except windows and three other programs.Do I need the disk to reformat? From the dialog box that pops up select the ‘Advanced’ tab, and then locate the ‘Startup and Recovery’ section and choose the ‘Settings’ button.

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P.S. Back to top #6 donevergreen donevergreen Topic Starter Members 10 posts OFFLINE Local time:06:03 PM Posted 23 June 2006 - 05:47 PM Yes, I see two lines displaying Windows XP Click Run. 3. However I can't explain how my key was reinstated and I was able to install XP again( the world wonders).I'm curious about where you cant still buy a new retail of

you have your answer. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Now, an advice-type question. check over here I don't know why it worked again,guess win 7 is doing so well they don't care about xp anymore,but you should get at least 8 free reinstall's.good luckHIP coolpizzadude (author)  tragicallyhip6

Back to top #14 donevergreen donevergreen Topic Starter Members 10 posts OFFLINE Local time:06:03 PM Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:50 AM How do I recognize the recovery file? And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. The only times I know reinstallation caused problems was when too much hardware changed between reinstalls, and Microsoft thought you might have installed the OS on a second computer. So I installed XP again, and now am able to boot up with the original XP.

iYogi’s tech experts can provide support for all the major brands of laptops, like Dell, ASUS, Toshiba, Compaq, Lenovo, Dell, etc. I was thinking about buying a genuine version of windows xp and I was wondering if I could install it on more than one computer. Read more...

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