Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Delete Xp Installation Files

by rlb2250 / January 25, 2006 2:45 PM PST

During an XP installation, upgrading from Home to Pro, what files are created and where are they stored. I had an interrupted XP installation and now each time I boot, the computer tries to continue that installation.

What files do I need to delete to completely erase this botched installation

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Delete Xp Installation Files
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Delete Xp Installation Files
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
RE: XP installation
by fjb / January 25, 2006 10:37 PM PST

You might try editing BOOT.INI and see if that will help.

Go to start/Run and type ''msconfig'', Open ''Boot.ini'' , highlight the offending OS, click on ''check all boot paths'' and remove the entry.

Collapse -
home to pro
by Amos16 / January 25, 2006 11:02 PM PST
In reply to: RE: XP installation

Hi - upgrading in this particular sequence is VERY tricky. If you have an upgrade disk, put an earlier version such as WIN98 on your comp and proceed from there. If you have a complete new XP Pro, it may be better to do a clean install: back up your Home files, install Pro, and when prompted ask for clean install. Hope this helps - Amos.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?