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Old 10-20-2007, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just installed Windows XP on my Windows 2000 laptop. I didn't have a CD, just a key, so I had to download a CD. The CD wouldn't boot itself, so I had to install it on top of Windows 2000 and it used the same partition. Now it asks what OS to boot on startup. I don't have much hard drive space (30GB, and 15 is an Ubuntu partition), so I'd like to free up the space that Windows 2000 is using. I think 2000 is in a WINNT folder while XP is in a WINDOWS folder, so can I delete the WINNT folder safely?


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Is it safe to say that you just installed XP today or yesterday? If so, i'm feeling a little "Helpy Helpy" today and would LOVE to guide you through step by step on how to get your objective done.

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Open msconfig, go to boot.ini tab, click check all boot paths, click yes when it asks you to remove the invalid one, reboot and it should ask you anymore
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I did just install it yesterday, but I've used XP on other PC's for a long time. This is my first dealing with dual Windows booting (which is different than multi-partition GRUB Linux/Windows booting which I've used for a long time).

I'm assuming you mean to delete the WinNT folder, THEN reboot the PC, boot XP, go to MSConfig, boot.ini, then remove the invalid one?

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