Binning ME

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bytes Back, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Now, before anyone moans at me I know I've asked this before, but we've all got more experience now so maybe someone knows the answer.

    I have a dual boot system with ME on my C drive ( Hard disk 1 ) and XP on D ( Hard disk 2 )

    I want to get rid of ME without having to reinstall XP

    So my latest theory is...............

    Make an image of XP with drive image.

    Wipe C

    put Image of XP onto C

    Run the repair option from xp setup because of no boot sector etc ( was on C )

    Will this work ? :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Lonman

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    Well, if you have these on separate drives. You might want to try unplugging the C:\ drive and running the repair on your D:\ drive. Check out the article I refer to in this thread for help:

    http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3149&highlight=ntldr

    That should help either way you go. BUT... I don't know for absolute certainty. I, of course, expect a full defriefing after you fry something, lol.
     
  3. Bytes Back

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    Hmmmm, thanks for the reply, I like the test theory but this of course might trash XP, maybe not so much of a problem because I have the image but I would like to know if anyone has achieved this before I don the battle gear and go in.:)
     
  4. Lonman

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    <<<< (waits to 'don' either the throne of genius or the dunce cap). Good luck. ;) :p
     
  5. Bytes Back

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    Doh !!

    I can be thick at times, If I make an image of me and XP then no matter how much I screw them up I can always pu them back. ( still like to know though ! )
     
  6. Lonman

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    Yeah I noticed that, But I've just thought of another issue, all refereces for installed software will be D not C ( Oh dear :( )
     
  8. Lonman

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    True. It will be a hassle for a while as you're prompted to change each reference path when you click on a shortcut, but I don't think it will be that big of an issue compared to doing a complete reinstallation, which is of course then next viable solution.
     
  9. Bytes Back

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    Oh what the hell, I'll try it at the weekend when O have plenty of time , thanks Lonman