Deleting Windows Xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sn00pee, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. sn00pee

    sn00pee OSNN Addict

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    I recently bought a new pc with windows xp installed on it. So i transfered one of my old pc's hdd the new pc. The old hdd had winxp installed on it too. is there any way of deleting the windows dir on the hdd without formating? i tried deleting through admin safe mode and explorer but no help =/
    thx in advance
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    One of the features in both Windows 2000 and Windows XP is that the user can not delete critical system files and directories. This is so n00bs cant make some free space by randomly deleting files. So the answer to you question is no. Format is your only option
     
  3. sn00pee

    sn00pee OSNN Addict

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    damn windows xp damn them! damn them to hell!
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Actually, this feature is a very good safe guard. As PK mentioned, it protects normal/newbie users from harming his/her system.

    Just remember, it's always good to start clean =)
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I agree ... format the box and have a nice, clean system to work with :p