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Delete Xp Installation Files

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

In reply to: Delete Xp Installation Files

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

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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