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Old 01-08-2005, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how do i go about deleting the 2nd OS off my C: ?

long story short, thought i was re-installing XP on my 2nd HDD, but instead installed a second version on my C: (i was rushing)

can i delete it easily, or can i just put the XP disc in again and format the whole drive and reinstall again leaving just 1 OS on? that's all i need really.

don't want to "accidently" install a 3rd OS on it...ha.

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Old 01-08-2005, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just go with the format and reinstall
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ thanks for the reply jaksback,

actually i am just interested in deleting the "Pick an OS" option screen at boot up.

can i just go into boot in notepad and edit the INI file?

there's 2 choices.

i just want to use the first XP Home choice.

so i guess i should delete the 2nd option "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micr osoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn", yeah?

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Yeah you can delete that to remove it from your boot options. However, the OS will still be taking up space on your C: drive.
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anyway to uninstall that whole 2nd OS easily?

should i reboot, choose the 2nd XP (one i don't want) and RUN C:windows, and delete that whole folder to get rid of that OS? or is it a lot more difficult than that?

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Old 01-08-2005, 01:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^^ nevermind, i figured it out.

i deleted the c:\boot.ini files on the "unwanted" OS and edited the boot file.

so i just have my 1 OS on now.

thanks for your help!
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