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By johan.rydberg@tetrapak. ·
I have W2K installed on a Omnibook 4100 and I?m going to install NT enterprise edition afterwards in an educational purpose. Since I noticed it?s not possible to dual-boot, i took away the NT-files and i now only use W2K. Now, the problem is that the NT-installation made a new Hardware-profile for me that I don?t want (i have to choose when booting up).
Is there a file or somthing that I can edit to make this dissapear? I have looked in the hardware-profile utility in W2K, but there is only 1profile.

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by cajundon In reply to 2 hardware profiles when ...

Try using fdisk /mbr. This will create a new Master Boot Record and should delete the NT Boot Record

Good luck and have a great day.

Don Thibodaux, Computer Technology Consultant.

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by Ramy Naguib In reply to 2 hardware profiles when ...

Right cilick (My Computer )-choose (Properties)-HardWare -Hardware profiles ,then remove the profile you do not want.
Have a nice day
Ramy

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by kgosnell In reply to 2 hardware profiles when ...

AS the Omnibook has specific profiles unique to it's configuration , both rejected answers are partually correct, if you want to enable the proper drivers for your devices , attempt to remove the devices one at a time in device manager ,and let Windows find them , and setup the drivers for your version of Windows, you should be able to request a driver upgrade by going into properties on each device and selecting the 2K version, if the device is unstable or won't work. AS far as F-disk goes , that is a last resort , and requires a full reinstall of Win, if you can't do the latter , go to the neighborhood Comp Shop Tech and have him/her do it , time and money saved AWAH (As Well As Headaches)

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by maxwell edison In reply to 2 hardware profiles when ...

Greetings,

The Default User profile is created during the Windows 2000 setup process; it is a base profile that contains shortcuts to programs and accessories loaded during the system setup. Programs such as Calculator and Notepad, residing in the Accessories group are examples of these.

When a user logs on locally to a Windows 2000 machine for the first time, the Default User profile is copied into a newly created subfolder of \%SystemRoot%\Profiles named after the user. (The rules for the naming of this folder are discussed earlier in this section.) When the user makes changes to the machine, the changes are saved to this new folder, because the user now has his own profile distinct from the Default User profile.

The Default User profile can be useful if you have applications on your system that all local users would need to access. You can simply create the correct shortcuts in this user profile, and every new user to log on to the machine will automatically have a profilecreated that matches the Default User profile. The usefulness is limited because the profile can only be used locally on each machine and an update to the Default User profile would not be reflected in any user profiles already created.

The following articles describe the different options concerning hardware profiles. (REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URLs):

http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=86

http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=66

http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/509/05/1.html

Good luck,

Maxwell

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