windows longhorn

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sherpard, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. sherpard

    sherpard Guest

    Dear pple, i would like to ask how do i uninstall a version of windows longhorn because i installed it over xp, but my xp files are still on my hdd , and its kinda messed up i cant really access them unless i go to c:/documents and settings/*my username name in xp*

    and i think it messed up the whole thing because i wasnt like a fresh install and it still had some windows xp in it. does anyone know how to remove it because its causing me a lot of problems. pls help...
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    That sounded like a bad move. :) I don't think you can uninstall it short of reformating or removing the Windows folder (would still leave some gunk behind).
  3. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    yep thats right. get ready to format and then make a dual boot or wait until longhorn is released :p
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    What I did:

    Created an image of C: with DriveImage, and burned it to 3 CD-RWs, installed Longhorn (overwrote XP), and played with LH for a couple of days.
    But the speed was terrible, and it's still a pre-alpha, and understandably buggy. So, I popped in my CDs, and was back to XP in 20 mins with all my software and everything. :)

    Your only option is to format and start over. Sorry :(
  5. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    personally m8 i would of partitoned it and did a dual boot setup that way you can delete it then modify boot.ini back so that all is well. in your case your fawked so you need a reformat and reinstall:)
  6. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

    Miami, Fl
    for future reference, don't have valuable files on a test system such as a beta OS.
  7. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    if you got another partition, just move the inportant files there, or if you got a cdrw drive, put the v.i.f. (very important files) onto a cdr!
  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    Re: Re: windows longhorn

    Or you could be cool like me, rar it all up, and dump it on your own personal home server if you have one.
  9. 03bigMark03

    03bigMark03 Guest

    Try this

    VMWare Emulation is a great product for emulating a computer within a computer. I use it to run Windows 98SE in my Windows XP Pro machine. It does not affect anything on my Windows XP Pro because it acts as if it was a separate computer.

    You should try this (try & buy) after you reformat and reinstall Windows XP. But as for the current situation I think it's doomed for a reformat/reinstall operation.
  10. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    is everyone forgetting that unless you work microsoft using a copy of longhorn is illegal?
  11. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    so is downloading music but 95% of internet users have done it:)

    unless you try to sell longhorn on ebay. then it gets concerning that fools think they can make money out of it... and even bigger fools that bid for it:)

    its to satisfy our need for curiosity
  12. anewhope

    anewhope Guest

    How do you go about dual booting with it? I'm running xp and have .net server that I want to install, but when I put the cd in wanted to install over xp?

    Any help greatly appreciated..