how to uninstall XP?

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  1. kumar_a

    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    Just got my new computer hooked up. I had to install XP twice because there were some problems with the first install.

    My question is: how do I uninstall one of the two setups?

    Whenever I start the computer, I have to pick between the 2 setups. I want it to just boot up by itself.

    Any help? :)
     
  2. Rob

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    This sounds like it is going to involve some partitioning. If you are not sure what that means and don't want to learn it looks like you are going to have to reinstall XP again.

    Except this time when you install it and it asks you where, delete all the already exisiting partitions and tell XP to use all free space.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    That's what I'd do, if you just got it up and running (don't have all sorts of stuff on there that you'd have to backup) then it'll be the easiest probably.
     
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    Damn this blows. I really dont want to uninstall XP since it took me forever to get my network set up (had to download drivers for my motherboard).
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'd just throw the drivers and whatever else you've already downloaded onto a disk then re-install... Seriously, I think it's easier that way.
     
  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    right-click on my computer and select properties

    click on the advanced tab the "settings..." button under "Startup and Recovery"

    choose the correct OS from the dropdown list and uncheck the box next to "Time to display list of operating systems"

    This will not delete the other install but it won;t bug you about it on startup
     
  7. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    There should be a hidden directory with a lot of setup files - you can erase it to delete the other, incomplete install
     
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    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much. You da man. :bowdown:
     
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    Keep in mind that you are still wasting alot of hard drive space that is being taken up by the other install. But if you want a quick work around this will do.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    :werd: a minimum of 200 megs.. easy.
     

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