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#1 Handyman2005


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

Recently my os(WinXP SP3)decidied to continually give me a BSOD upon reboot.
I have a brand new disc from Microsoft containing Win XP Professional so I went about installing it.
When I was installing it, it asked to name a file for the location of the new OS so I put in C:\NewFiles.
Now the computer boots to WinXP Pro BUT I still have the original Windows XP Home on the drive!!!!

I am so confused. Programs will work if I move them from the original program files to the Newfiles file but I have 109G of info on the HD that I have no idea how to get rid of.
I know there are duplicates and copies but I have no clue how to disern what is good and what is not.

Can anyone help me????????


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#2 Allan


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:55 PM

Let's start at the beginning.

1) Why would you put the OS in any folder other than one named WINDOWS?
2) Do you want two OS' or one?
3) Are you prepared to start from scratch? If so, it's as easy as booting to the OS cd, choosing FORMAT, and then install (do NOT pick a different name for the default OS location other than Windows). If you do not want to start from scratch, boot to the OS you want to keep, open Windows Explorer, and delete the system folder for the other OS. Then open the boot.ini file and delete the entry for the OS you deleted.

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