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My WINDOWS folder is now named Windows2 - HELP!

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July 15, 2004 10:38:33 PM

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Hi

Sometime ago my XP Home crashed on me.
I inserted the Fujitsu Siemens XP Recovery Disc.

I tried to reinstall XP over the current 'WINDOWS' but
the procedure was not as smooth as I expected.

I ended up with 4 versions of Windows.

Windows
Windows0
Windows1
Windows2

When I started to install drivers etc - everything was
being placed in WINDOWS2.

And everything has worked fine since.

I deleted Windows0 and Windows1 without any problems
because I want to stick to Windows2.

BUT when I try to delete the folder 'Windows' i.e. the original
it refuses to shift - there are no messages, it just will not
go into the bin!

My two questions are;

1) Is there a way to delete the original Windows folder?

2) If there is - can I then rename Windows2 back to just
'Windows' without experiencing any problems?

Many thanks in advance - Stephen


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Anonymous
July 15, 2004 10:38:34 PM

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Stephen, if the Recovery Disk allows you to format the drive then do so.
You don't need four versions of
Windows. If not, go here and get a boot disk www.bootdisk.com
Set the A drive as first boot device
in Bios if you can and use the disk to format. Start over fresh.
"Stephen" <stephen@knight04july.fsworld.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> Sometime ago my XP Home crashed on me.
> I inserted the Fujitsu Siemens XP Recovery Disc.
>
> I tried to reinstall XP over the current 'WINDOWS' but
> the procedure was not as smooth as I expected.
>
> I ended up with 4 versions of Windows.
>
> Windows
> Windows0
> Windows1
> Windows2
>
> When I started to install drivers etc - everything was
> being placed in WINDOWS2.
>
> And everything has worked fine since.
>
> I deleted Windows0 and Windows1 without any problems
> because I want to stick to Windows2.
>
> BUT when I try to delete the folder 'Windows' i.e. the original
> it refuses to shift - there are no messages, it just will not
> go into the bin!
>
> My two questions are;
>
> 1) Is there a way to delete the original Windows folder?
>
> 2) If there is - can I then rename Windows2 back to just
> 'Windows' without experiencing any problems?
>
> Many thanks in advance - Stephen
>
>
> --
> Outgoing emails automatically scanned by Norton Antivirus.
April 4, 2009 2:27:22 AM

The same thing happened to me, but I have a 500GB hard-drive, so I just renamed them to keep the Boot program from demanding that I tell it which one I wanted at every power-on.

Have you tried re-naming the original Windows, then removing it? Mine is now called "XWINDOWS", but I haven't tried to remove it.
!