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    Delete Operating system

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    by abbasi ·

    I have a PC that when you boot it has a message on whether to chose win xp or windows me. My question is how can I delete the windows me operation system and keep the windows xp operating system. Thanks

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    • #3293019

      Reply To: Delete Operating system

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to Delete Operating system

      You could go into Disk Administrator and identify the partition containing the ME OS and delete it assuming that ME was installed in a separate partition.

    • #3293008

      Reply To: Delete Operating system

      by alokchauhan1 ·

      In reply to Delete Operating system

      u have to just boot by windows XP and rename the directory of WINDOWS ME then run the command ” msconfig ” then go to boot.ini and then click on check all boot paths. now it will ask u that 1 path has been changed would u like to remove it. click on yes. now the only option u got is WINDOWS XP. here u can change the waiting time to choose the boot loader default.

      the other option is to modify the boot.ini file manulally but this is difficult bacause u have to identify the Windows ME boot path in that file to remove manually. but the fist option is good.

      i hope this will work for u. best of luck n enjoy

    • #3293005

      Reply To: Delete Operating system

      by cicle_98 ·

      In reply to Delete Operating system

      In line with the above answer, that maybe an option but is the problem that you don’t ME or is it that it loads 1st and or you have to choose which OS you would like to load? What ever the case I believe you’ll have to modify the boot.ini file. From this file you can (boot.ini) rearange the way the OS’s start and how long you have to choose the OS. You can have XP load 1st and or automatically and still leave the ME intact. There is the question too as to the size of your harddrive. Can you supply this info? and maybe copy and paste the boot.ini in text here or email it to me. I hold a CompTIA A+ cert if that makes you feel better about emailing the text. I hold that cert with the understanding that I know things and do not know all that there is to know, peer support I do believe in…
      Mike

      • #2484186

        I am in the same boat

        by bcbbanga4l ·

        In reply to Reply To: Delete Operating system

        What i did was start to install windows media center edition but intsead of upgrading i wanted to do it from scratch all brand new. But some how i messed it up and nothing was working now when i boot up it asks me wich os i want to run xp or media center.. What i want to do is delete media center and run xp eventually re install media center but as an upgrade.

    • #3140816

      Reply To: Delete Operating system

      by dale ·

      In reply to Delete Operating system

      An additional question regarding this.

      Whenever i run msconfig and check/delete my non-existant boot path, when the computer restarts, it dumps me back into msconfig, in selective mode and undoes my changes!

      How do I keep the changes in normal mode, hence actually fixing the problem? …I tried searching for the boot.ini to delete that line manually, but was unable to find it.

      Thanks,
      DW

    • #2486246

      you need to amend the boot.ini and that can be done two ways

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to Delete Operating system

      first is to open boot.ini (it’s in the rrot directory) in Notepad, delete the line for the unwanted OS, and save, then exit Notepad.

      second is to open Control Panel, System, Advanced – Start up and Recovery, click on settings button. Click on Edit button, edit boot.ini as per above.

      • #2486216

        great

        by bcbbanga4l ·

        In reply to you need to amend the boot.ini and that can be done two ways

        all right i cant do the first one im confused but i can handle teh second one i’ll follow all these steps as soon as i get home.

        • #2486060

          ok did boot.

          by bcbbanga4l ·

          In reply to great

          ok so i did the boot thing under control panel is that all i have to do?

        • #2486018

          Once you’ve editted the file, and saved it, it won’t show

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to ok did boot.

          that other choice any more, and if down to one entry, it should go straight to that option without displaying the choices when you next reboot.

        • #2485996

          boot.ini

          by brooklyns finest ·

          In reply to Once you’ve editted the file, and saved it, it won’t show

          just edit the boot.ini file but make sure you make a copy of it first.

        • #2485939

          i must be doing it wrong

          by bcbbanga4l ·

          In reply to Once you’ve editted the file, and saved it, it won’t show

          see i tried that but it still gives me the option..what am i doing wrong? I want to delete it (media center) and try reinstalling it over again.

        • #2485923

          Ok lets have a good look at it – copy the boot.ini file and

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to i must be doing it wrong

          attach it to an email. Send it to me at via the peer mail system with an appropriate message title. I’ll examine it closely, and mark the adjustments etc and send it back to you.

        • #2485872

          ok?

          by bcbbanga4l ·

          In reply to Ok lets have a good look at it – copy the boot.ini file and

          so you want me to do this open Control Panel, System, Advanced – Start up and Recovery, click on settings button. Click on Edit button, edit boot.ini as per above.

          and copy whats in notepad and send it to you? k i will im at work now though so i cant till after 330. Thanks for your help i appreciate it.

        • #2485701

          ok now theres a huge problem

          by bcbbanga4l ·

          In reply to Ok lets have a good look at it – copy the boot.ini file and

          i got a message saying i have to activate this windows. i own mediacenter but i thought i just deleted it? on top of that i already installed this windoes and validated it on my laptop. can someone please help me. how do i continue using my desk top?

        • #2485645

          Have you been playing around in the registry?

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Ok lets have a good look at it – copy the boot.ini file and

          the activation stuff is in the registry and a hidden file, change either one and it thinks it’s not activated.

          You need to either find and restore that setting, or reactivate with MS over the Internet or by phone.

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