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i have 2 win xp installed on my pc on diff drivers


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#1 pleomax

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:38 PM

i have 2 win xp installed on my pc on diff drivers .. how to delete 1 of them without affecting the other ?

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:48 PM

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management screen (Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter).

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:07 PM

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:10 PM

I have to ask this, which one has the most updates and all your programs installed?

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:28 PM

the windows on drive D

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:31 PM

Then you want to keep that one.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:31 PM

yes .. & delete the 1 on drive C

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:16 AM

Well...I would not delete the entire partition...it's only the Windows folder on that partition (the one that you don't want) that must be deleted.

Your course of action depends on what you intend to do with the space currently reflected for the C: partition.

I have to ask...how did you come about...having two installs of Windows?

I ask again...system manufacturer and model?

Do you get two boot options...when starting the system?

Are both installs...XP Pro, SP3?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 19 November 2010 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:37 AM

Your course of action depends on what you intend to do with the space currently reflected for the C: partition.

sry .. i didn't understand ?!

I have to ask...how did you come about...having two installs of Windows?

i was having 1 windows then i installed another 1 on another partition

I ask again...system manufacturer and model?

how to know ?

Do you get two boot options...when starting the system?

yes

Are both installs...XP Pro, SP3?

one is sp2 & the other sp3 i think

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:54 AM

OK, let's try again :).

Is this a laptop or a desktop?

If it's a laptop, it may not have a standard boot install and some suggestions might result in unexpected consequences.

The System Manufacturer and mode...are usually prominently displayed on the exterior of the system. Another way to find such is to...go Start/Run...type msinfo32 and hit Enter. Right side of screen shows System Manufacturer and System Model.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 19 November 2010 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2010 - 11:42 AM

it's a desktop

System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

System Model EP41-UD3L

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 01:26 PM

Thanks :).

Based on what you have stated, you should be able to

a. Boot into the install that you want to keep.

b. Either delete the Windows folder on the other partition or delete the entire partition. Your choice.

c. Follow the instructions at Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:53 PM

a. do u mean with boot to be in the win. i want to keep & delete the other one ?

b. but when i opened the disk management ( the picture above ) it's written on the win. i want to delete " system " while the 1 i want to keep " Boot " .. will that affect my pc after deleting ?

c.i followed the instruction .. what can i do then ?

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btw i want to keep the shaded one

& thanks a lot for your patience

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:54 PM

One of those Operating Systems is pirated and not legit. Second one listed in your Boot.ini.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 01:32 PM

Yup i know =)




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