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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

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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.

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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.

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