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2 version of windows XP running on my computer

 
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shanikwa



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: 2 version of windows XP running on my computer Reply with quote

Hi, I have a HP pavalion and 2 days ago my motherboard broke, so went to the shop to buy a new one, installed it and guess what I got the dreaded "code purple". Now I worked around that by buying a new windows XP os version and installed that on my computer and thank god it works again. But my question is that now whenever I start my computer I have to choose between two XP home editions, I want to get rid of the old XP edition but Im not shure how I can delete this one of my computer. HELP.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following will not delete your old copy of Windows, but will remove it from the boot options and get rid of the annoying menu.
Arrow Boot in to Windows
Arrow Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties
Arrow On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery
Arrow Under System Startup, click Edit. This opens boot.ini in Notepad ready for editing.
Arrow Save this file in to a location you know you can find it again (other than where it came from). This will create a backup, just in case it needs to be put back.
Arrow Close Notepad, and reopen the original boot.ini file again for editing
Arrow In the file, you will see a section titled [operating systems], below this should be 2 entries, delete the one relating to the OS that does not work
Arrow Save the file

If you now reboot, there should be no options, and it should boot to the correct OS.
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