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dual boot, win xp pro,win 2000, on a laptop

By robertgordon ·
i want to remove the win 2000 from my laptop, so that onlu win xp pro is installed , how do i do it please
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by IC-IT In reply to dual boot, win xp pro,wi ...

Odds are that W2K was your C: drive. Use Disk Management to determine this.
You may copy any files that you intend to keep and then Delete all but the;
boot.ini
ntldr
ntdetect
You will need to show hidden files to see these.
You should edit your boot.ini file to remove the W2K entry, or simply set XP as the default and set the timer to 0
You may edit it directly (with notepad), through MSconfig, or through System Properties - Advanced tab - Startup and Recovery.
Here is a sample boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows 2000 Pro" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional OLD" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Note that the default is set for the first partition which is W2K. XP is on the 4th partition in this example.

edited to add trivia - You may put anything you want between the quotation marks.

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