Uninstall a duplicate version of XP

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I recently had some computer problems and in an attempt to do a repair of XP
using the disks it looks like I have unintentionaly installed a duplicate
install of XP...so two versions of XP on the one PC...I know this because
when it boots up I can enter to either one and it will boot up to windows. I
would like to remove that second instance of XP and return my PC to how it
was...any help would be appreciated.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    hi ,
    if you installed your second windows xp in a seperate drive then format the
    drive to remove the second instance and

    regards
    senthil
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    In article <03A42909-BE76-41AD-A56F-04EEE20430A2@microsoft.com>,
    MD@discussions.microsoft.com says...
    > I recently had some computer problems and in an attempt to do a repair of XP
    > using the disks it looks like I have unintentionaly installed a duplicate
    > install of XP...so two versions of XP on the one PC...I know this because
    > when it boots up I can enter to either one and it will boot up to windows. I
    > would like to remove that second instance of XP and return my PC to how it
    > was...any help would be appreciated.

    Whether you can remove the second instance of XP is dependent on where
    on your HD the second instance is residing. It sounds like you did not
    do a repair install. It sounds like you just installed a second
    instance, either in its own folder, or in its own partition.

    If it is in its own folder or partition, you have a better chance of
    recovering.

    Look on your HD, and see where the second instance is residing. If it
    is in a second partition(it will appear as second HD), you should be
    able to just delete the partition it is residing on, then adjust your
    boot.ini file to reflect the change.

    If it's in a second folder, you will have a harder time removing it, but
    it will still be possible.

    Personally, since you were unable to correctly perform a repair install,
    I advise you to take your machine to a local shop and have them fix it.

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    Donald L McDaniel
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  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi

    Please try the following link to Michael Stevens web page:

    "I have two installations of XP on the same partition........"
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20

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    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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    "MD" <MD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:03A42909-BE76-41AD-A56F-04EEE20430A2@microsoft.com...
    >I recently had some computer problems and in an attempt to do a repair of
    >XP
    > using the disks it looks like I have unintentionaly installed a duplicate
    > install of XP...so two versions of XP on the one PC...I know this because
    > when it boots up I can enter to either one and it will boot up to windows.
    > I
    > would like to remove that second instance of XP and return my PC to how it
    > was...any help would be appreciated.
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