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How To Remove One Of The Windowxp In Computer


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#1 pool

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:12 AM

Recently i try replace one of the missing NTLDR file by using Windows Repair Install on the Windows XP CD... unfortunately there is now 2 window xp are being in my pc in the same partition (c:) after running the Window XP cd... Is there any way to remove the new window i had installed and keep my computer work only under one current
Windows XP?

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:45 AM

Hi pool.

Apparently you did not run a Repair Install - you reinstalled XP by mistake. Rather than overwriting the \WINDOWS folder, the reinstall created another \WINDOWS folder either with a new name like \WINDOWS2 or put it on a different partition/volume.

What did happen in your case ? Where is the new \WINDOWS folder ? How do you know there are 2 installations ?

Edited by WinCrazy, 20 October 2007 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:47 AM

You boot into the install you want to keep...delete the other Windows folder...and maybe edit the boot.ini file.

Deletion of the Windows folder wipes out the other install but the boot.ini will reflect it until it is edited.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 05:37 AM

Be very, very careful doing this. Editing the boot.ini and deleting the Windows folder could make your system unbootable (requiring yet another installation of Windows). If you're not sure which installation is which, please copy your boot.ini file and paste it to your next post so we can help to figure out which installation is which.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:49 AM

Um,i found that there is now two WINDOWS folder installed on my partition (C:).... One of the folder name as WINDOWS and the other one name as WINDOWS.0... For u guys information, i need make selection ( between the 2 windows) while 'booting' tat time.....

Another problem is where usually the boot.ini file could be found ?

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 02:30 PM

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#020

Take a look at Question #20 and the answer.

The boot.ini (or any other file) can always be found by using the Windows Search function.

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