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How Can I Uninstall the /Windows folder?

By ailin_pto ·
I had to reload my Windows XP and mistakenly renamed the Windows folder /Windows1 and now I have two folders. I'd like to get rid of this /Windows1 folder, but now it is the predominant operating system. How can I uninstall this /Windows1 folder and reutilize the original /Windows folder (which is still intact)?

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How Can I Uninstall the /Windows folder?

by Ann777 In reply to How Can I Uninstall the / ...

Your best option for removing all te problemsthat this creates (I been there and done that myself), is to change the boot order in you computer's SETUP (or BIOS) and boot to the WinXP cd-rom.

Then insert the WinXP cd, and pay attention to what it tells you. Before install it will identify the current windows setups and ask if you want to Quick Format or Format the drive.

WITh WinXp "always" format that drive unless you are doing something special with the computer (like dual-booting into different OSes).

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How Can I Uninstall the /Windows folder?

by TheChas In reply to How Can I Uninstall the / ...

With XP, the only wqay to do this other than a re-format of the hard drive is to install XP for a 3rd time.

Make sure that it installes to the C:\Windows folder.

Then, edit the boot.ini file, in the root of the C: drive, to remove the boot option for the other 2 installs.
Then, you should be able to delete the extra Windows1 folder.

I know it is extra work, but I would be tempted to format the drive, and start over from scratch.
That way you know that everything is clean, and you have no worries.

Chas

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