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I wanted to uninstall Windows XP, then reinstall it again because there were
some errors in it. There was no uninstall option in Add/Remove programs so I
installed XP (H.E) thinking that it would write over the one that was already
there. Instead it installed another a second XP on the D drive and I dont
know how to uninstall it. Can someone help me please? Thank you.
 
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The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
==> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"XP User" wrote:

|I wanted to uninstall Windows XP, then reinstall it again because there were
| some errors in it. There was no uninstall option in Add/Remove programs so I
| installed XP (H.E) thinking that it would write over the one that was already
| there. Instead it installed another a second XP on the D drive and I dont
| know how to uninstall it. Can someone help me please? Thank you.
 
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Hi,

You wouldn't uninstall it, that option is only available after an upgrade
from a Win9x installation. What you need to do here is select the
installation you want to retain and boot into it. Open Windows Explorer and
delete the unwanted installation's system folders from the other volume. If
you are getting prompted at boot to choose an installation, start/run
msconfig and go to the boot.ini tab. Click the button to 'check all boot
paths' and it should offer to remove the entry referring to the deleted
installation.

Next time you have an issue that you think reinstalling would help (and
actually, it often doesn't especially if the problem is related to third
party software installed on the system), then what you need to do is a
repair installation. This is accomplished by either booting from the CD and
starting the installer, then at the point where you choose the installation
location you will also find an option to repair the existing one (do not hit
'r' when first prompted, that is the recovery console, you must start the
installer first). The other option is to insert the CD while the
installation is running and follow the prompts to do an in-place upgrade.
Both will result in a repair installation where your user accounts, data,
and settings are retained.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"XP User" <XP User@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I wanted to uninstall Windows XP, then reinstall it again because there
>were
> some errors in it. There was no uninstall option in Add/Remove programs
> so I
> installed XP (H.E) thinking that it would write over the one that was
> already
> there. Instead it installed another a second XP on the D drive and I dont
> know how to uninstall it. Can someone help me please? Thank you.