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Removing extra windows installation?


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#1 steven5210

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

Hello, I was trying to repair my windows xp pro and on accident I installed windows xp again on the same hard drive. So now is there a way to remove the 2nd windows xp installation from my hard drive without reformatting? Thanks

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:54 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Installing Windows on the same hard drive is no problem...installing Windows on the same partition is a problem that can be rectified.

XP FAQ, Two XP Installs On Same Partition - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20

You must be sure that you boot the system into the install which you want to keep...then you can delete the Windows folder for the second install.

Then, to correct the boot.ini file (which will still reflect two installs), you can follow the procedures outlined in Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:43 AM

Thanks a lot for your help hamluis, I thought it would be much harder!!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

Easily done...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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