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stonechat
Grafter
Posts: 110
Registered: 30-07-2007

Windows XP

After a number of problems, I decided on a reload.
Didn't want to reformat, wanted to keep my files.

After reloading, I have two Windows XP (hime) to choose from, the old and the new. I get to choose at boot upHow can I get rid of the old version

Bob
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Windows XP

One method would be to open system properties (either System in the Control Panel or right-click My Computer and select Properties), click the Advanced tab, click the "Startup and Recovery" Settings button, then untick the top checkbox (making sure the selected operating system is the one you wish to boot to).
I unfortunatly do not know enough about boot menus to help beyond that.
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Windows XP

in the root of drive c: you have a file boot.ini you need to edit this

this is a basic one with xp on the boot menu yours will have a second one you simply delete the one you dont want. The file is often read only so you will have to change that before editing, use notepad to edit it.

copy the file to a floppy first so you have a backup.

the boot menu appears in the order its written so if the second one is the faulty one remove that one.


[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect