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On my PC I can boot to an upgraded XP (which was 2000 and is on c:\winnt)
and a new installation of XP (on c:\windows). I'm having trouble with the XP
installation (that was upgraded from 2000) and I want to delete it. Do I
only need to delete the c:\winnt directory and the entry from the boot
manager?
I don't want to refotmat the drive because I have lots of personal stuff
scattered everywhere and I don't want to do a backup.
The new XP installation is working great, and I want to keep it. And I want
to erase the old installation since it was Windows 2000 which I upgraded to
XP. And since I have no use for dual-booting, I can get rid of the c:\winnt
..

Thanks.
 
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VMI wrote:
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> On my PC I can boot to an upgraded XP (which was 2000 and is on c:\winnt)
> and a new installation of XP (on c:\windows). I'm having trouble with the XP
> installation (that was upgraded from 2000) and I want to delete it. Do I

Which is exactly why its recommended to put any OS you use on a separate
partition.






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http://www.bootdisk.com/
 
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I didn't know that. If I would've known, that's exactly what I would've
done.
Again, thanks for the help. It was almost as helpful as your post to my
other question.

"Plato" <|@|.|> wrote in message
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> VMI wrote:
>>
>> On my PC I can boot to an upgraded XP (which was 2000 and is on c:\winnt)
>> and a new installation of XP (on c:\windows). I'm having trouble with the
>> XP
>> installation (that was upgraded from 2000) and I want to delete it. Do I
>
> Which is exactly why its recommended to put any OS you use on a separate
> partition.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> http://www.bootdisk.com/
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VMI wrote:
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> I didn't know that. If I would've known, that's exactly what I would've
> done.
> Again, thanks for the help. It was almost as helpful as your post to my
> other question.

Which is why I get paid the big bucks. :)
 
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VMI wrote:
> On my PC I can boot to an upgraded XP (which was 2000 and is
> on c:\winnt) and a new installation of XP (on c:\windows).
> I'm having trouble with the XP installation (that was
> upgraded from 2000) and I want to delete it. Do I only need
> to delete the c:\winnt directory and the entry from the boot
> manager? I don't want to refotmat the drive because I have
> lots of
> personal stuff scattered everywhere and I don't want to do a
> backup. The new XP installation is working great, and I want
> to keep
> it. And I want to erase the old installation since it was
> Windows 2000 which I upgraded to XP. And since I have no use
> for dual-booting, I can get rid of the c:\winnt .
>
> Thanks.

Short answer, yes, delete the C:\Winnt folder and edit
C:\boot.ini.

Long answer, you might want to take a look at these articles:

How to remove a second installation of a Windows operating
system from a partition
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888023/en-us

I have two installations of XP on the same partition
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20

Nepatsfan
 

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Shuddup.
"Plato" <|@|.|> wrote in message
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> VMI wrote:
>>
>> I didn't know that. If I would've known, that's exactly what I would've
>> done.
>> Again, thanks for the help. It was almost as helpful as your post to my
>> other question.
>
> Which is why I get paid the big bucks. :)
>
>