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

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    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
    thank you
    robert gordon

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    • #2602504

      Clarifications

      by robertgordon ·

      In reply to dual boot, win xp pro,win 2000, on a laptop

      Clarifications

    • #2602462

      Carefully

      by ic-it ·

      In reply to dual boot, win xp pro,win 2000, on a laptop

      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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