Circumstances that need not concern us here compelled me to install Windows 7 on a laptop some months ago. Like a damn fool, I deleted the Windows XP files without uninstalling using the add/remove programs feature. (I might add that as a consequence there is no mention of XP or anything related to it if I go to Add/Remove Programs on the control panel.) That leads to a nuisance black (NOT blue!) screen on each and every bootup asking me which species of Windows I want to run; i. e., either XP or 7.
What I'd like to do is find a way to get rid of the remnants of XP that cause this nuisance bootup screen. Preferably this would be accomplished without editing the registry on my own (that prospect scares me given the potential for mishaps). Is there some utility that would purgee the registry of these XP remnants without performing surgery--or some fairly simple procedure I could follow?
Thanks very much.
Edited by hamluis, 06 March 2013 - 01:18 PM.
Moved from XP to Win 7 - Hamluis.