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How To Get Rid Of Dual Boot System?


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#1 robotsan88

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:35 AM

when I turn on my laptop, it will ask me which system to choose from, either XP home edition in Chinese or XP Professional in English. Currently I have no need for the English XP professional anymore, would you please tell me how to get rid of the dual boot system in order to free up some space for my PC.

Many thanks.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:50 AM

Here is a Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that will describe how to remove options from the boot menu.

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:41 PM

...and the way to remove the O/S itself is simply to delete the partition it is installed upon (using an XP CD or Partition Magic), after you have adjusted the boot.ini and are sure you want to ditch it (you have everything off that partition that you want to keep).

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:03 AM

I have got a dual boot for win xp and win xp home edition. I am trying to get rid of the win xp and to only have one win xp home edition on my computer. I have followed the guide in editing boot.ini, but my boot.ini is a little different from the normal one which states partition (2); Here is my boot.ini;

[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" /cmdcons

please advise how to delete the win xp system and all the program and files under the system. As a result, will it free up a lot space for my computer as it does appear very slow and lack of space.

Many thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:36 AM

robot,
looks like someone has installed the recovery/command console on your computer, you only have one version of xp, leave it alone

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see the guides here for optimizing your computer

Edited by DaChew, 27 November 2007 - 12:37 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:55 AM

Chewy,

Thanks. Could you provide me with the guides please?

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