Laptop has XP Pro & XP Home

Gateway notebook / 4540gz
June 11, 2010 at 09:29:53
Specs: MS Windows XP pro 2002
My loptop has installed 2 OS and don't know how to uninstall. Somebody help.
step by step how to uninstall.

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June 11, 2010 at 09:46:13
Boot up to the OS that you want to keep then just delete the one you don't want. That is the Windows, Documents and Setting and Programme Files. That's assuming it is in a different partition than the other which should be the case. If by chance you put both installations in the same partition then it is not so easy. The only safe option there is a format and reinstall.

You will then need to modify boot.ini to remove the line that relates to the deleted OS. You can do that from start-up and recovery in System Properties. Make sure the existing OS is the default.

If the OS you want to keep is the second one you installed you will find the the boot partition, the one that contains \Windws folder is in a different partiton that the system files which include, Ntldr and boot,ini. They are shared files that will have been used by both instalations. DO NOT DELETE THOSE.


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June 11, 2010 at 10:05:12
... you might just have two entries in your boot.ini file

... giving you a boot choice option to home or pro

... maybe it was upgraded to pro but also left the Home enty in boot.ini

... one os but two boot.ini entries(?)


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