2 sets of windows on my harddrive

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how can I delete one of these sets?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    By default Windows 2000 installs in the \winnt directory. First Control
    Panel|System|Advanced|Startup and Recovery, choose the correct System
    Startup option as default, then you'll need to delete the options you want
    removed from the boot.ini, it's a system, hidden file in the root of the
    system partition. So you'll need to show-all-files in Explorer.
    Explorer|Tools|Folder Options|View, then radio button for "Show hidden files
    and folders" *and* also uncheck the box for "Hide protected operating system
    files". You should end up with something like this (below). The timeout
    value is not functional when there is only one startup choice. Then you can
    remove the %windir% directory that your currently not using from drive. By
    default Windows 2000 installs into the \winnt directory and this is the
    %windir% From a command prompt
    echo %windir%
    will reveal the one your using (possibly \winnt2), then you can delete the
    other one not in use. To be sure you can rename it, then later delete it.

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
    Professional" /fastdetect

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "Kelly" wrote:
    | how can I delete one of these sets?
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