Banishing ME

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Bytes Back, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    I originally set up my machine with ME on the primary hard disk and XP on the secondary. Now I want to bin ME but keep XP.

    Because of the boot meny I cant just format the ME drive. I know that XP looks for :

    ntdetect.com
    ntldr
    boot ini

    Can I safely leave just these files on C and then carry on booting xp from D
     
  2. zman

    zman Guest

    you may be able to do it with a boot manager

    but personally i would format and have XP on C: everything will just run so much better
     
  3. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    If I didn't know better, i'd think you were being ultimately lazy sqeeeeeeeky. Low level the thing and be done.
     
  4. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Hey gothick, I'm sure I know you. Where are you in cornwall
     
  5. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    An excellent boot manager and completly free :) is made by a group call xosl (xtended operating system loader. You have to install it on the root of one of the partitions so you could install it on d: and then clear c:, it should be fine but i would still go with the recommendation of flattening and rebuilding. You can use the files and settings wizard before hand and make a back up of your info so you should only be offline for a few hours!!! happy days :D