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May 25, 2004 7:32:45 AM

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I recently purchased a second 80 gig hard drive, and
installed windows XP on it. i then realised, to my
stpidity, that i now had two copies of windows xp on my
system. i then attempted to reformat the drive, but still
get the prompt upon startup to select which OS to start.
if i choose the one that WAS on the 80 gig, i get an
error message. I can still start the ORIGINAL
installation fine. I have since reinstalled the second
copy, and now both choices in the OS menu work. How can i
PERMANANTLY remove the second (and new) copy of windows
XP, without completely reformatting the system???
Anonymous
May 25, 2004 3:49:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Hi

Have a look at the following article by MVP Michael Stevens to see if it
helps you:

"I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove the
one I don't need?"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#two

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


"Liam" <Evangelion_unit01@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:11e0b01c44243$9dbf52a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| I recently purchased a second 80 gig hard drive, and
| installed windows XP on it. i then realised, to my
| stpidity, that i now had two copies of windows xp on my
| system. i then attempted to reformat the drive, but still
| get the prompt upon startup to select which OS to start.
| if i choose the one that WAS on the 80 gig, i get an
| error message. I can still start the ORIGINAL
| installation fine. I have since reinstalled the second
| copy, and now both choices in the OS menu work. How can i
| PERMANANTLY remove the second (and new) copy of windows
| XP, without completely reformatting the system???
!