Two copies of XP on a comp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Anakist, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    Two copies of XP on a comp. How do I get rid of the second?? We tried to do a repair install (yuk) and it installed a second copy. How do I get rid of it??

    James
     
  2. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    delete the windows folder then remove the boot.ini entry it wont be squeeky clean but youll get rid of it
     
  3. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    BTW isnt that against microsoft EULA lol :D
     
  4. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    Probably, but the cd did it all by itself so looks like it is microsofts fault!! No they are both on the same drive.

    Thanks guys.

    James
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Found this at another site>

    Can I install XP on as many partitions as I want without worrying about activation?
    Yes. As long as XP is installed on a partition on the same computer, you can install it as many times as you want. You can activate XP on each partition without a problem.

    That's all it says about it but it seems reasonable to me. It is still on the one computer.
     
  6. there is a choice on loadup about picking a folder to load windows into if it detects a version already there.....
    asked you if you like to can load over top of old or create new......

    someone or it chose new.........
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    personally i dont suggest dumping another version on top of an old version, cause if you have files protected and the user gets deleted, your files are gone forever.
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Moved to Applications
     
  9. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    How is XP running on a Celeron 266 w/ 160 MB of ram?
     
  10. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    No it is on a friends comp. xp1800 with 1gig ram.

    We formatted and reinstalled. The only way I could for mat the 30gig remaining was to install XP on it as well, then delete the windows folder on that partition. Not how do I get rid of the dual boot menu?

    James
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Right click my computer/properties/advanced/sartup & recovery/setting/edit. That will take you to the boot.ini. Be careful how you edit it.
     
  12. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    Thanks

    James
     
  13. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    Actually, if you do that (although i'm not suggesting anyone does) you can still access the protected files/folders of a previous user account because they dont get deleted. But you have to boot into safe-mode and take ownership of the files/folder.