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Uninstall windows xp

by rcuttill / March 22, 2006 9:06 AM PST

In order to rid my computer of some malware (spysherriff) I had to install Windows XP again. I installed it as a second operating system. I was able to rid myself of the malware and now I want to get rid of the second XP.

Thanks for the help

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Check out this article
by Scott Simontis / March 22, 2006 9:56 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Thanks Scott, I will check this out.
by rcuttill / March 22, 2006 11:53 AM PST
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STOP! That is NOT what you want...
by Edward ODaniel / March 23, 2006 6:35 AM PST

as it is not the same as your situation.

You performed a PARALLEL or Alternate installation--you didn't perform an upgrade.

All YOU have to do to uninstall the no longer desired installation is boot to the one you do want then use Windows Explorer or My Computer to simple DELETE the new Windows directory.

You will also probably want to edit the Boot.INI file to delete the now missing installation (after you made it missing by deleting it).

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hi edward
by kulfi / March 23, 2006 8:24 PM PST

hi edward is good ya we can edit the boot.ini file

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I have same problem
by theunseen / March 25, 2006 12:15 PM PST

I did the same thing. So, how do I edit boot.ini? Also, where would I find it? The reason for doing this type of install was because of a discussion I read a month or so ago by R Proffit and it seemed like the thing to do.

So please tell me how to edit boot.ini I have already deleted second windows folder. I had named it WINDOWS.001

Thanks for the help, so far it has helped.

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by phantazy / March 25, 2006 1:05 PM PST
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Control panel > Performance and Maintenance > System > advanced > Start Up and Recovery > Settings > Edit. Should look something like:
'[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn'
Be careful and create a backup first, a wrong move and you will lose windows.

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