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removal of dual boot system

By bhash ·
I had a dual boot system of W2K Proff and XP Proff. I removed XP Proff, but on boot up the computer still recognises XP. How do I remove XP from the boot up process?

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by wcp In reply to removal of dual boot syst ...

Boot the computer to Win 2K Pro.
Open Windows Explorer.
Edit boot.ini. You may have to unhide the file first because it is a hidden Windows operating system file.
Remove any line that contains Windows XP Pro. Make sure the default is set to Windows 2K Pro. Save the file.
Reboot the computer. It should boot directly to Windows 2K Pro. Now you can remove Windows XP Pro folder or partition.

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by dmiles In reply to removal of dual boot syst ...

Remove a XP/2K/NT and keep a different XP/2K/NT (both using same file system on different partitions).

To remove Win #2 we just make Win #1 the Default OS. Then edit Boot.ini to remove the Win #2 line. Win #1 will now boot directly. The Win #2 directory can then be deleted.

Do not use System or Msconfig to disable the Win #2 - that's unsatisfactory.

Example: Remove 2K and keep XP (same file system): (other combinations are similar)

Tip: Boot 2K. Uninstall any 2K-only applications/software. Backup important 2K data.
Tip: Create a 'temporary' Rescue Bootdisk for your current situation (1 floppy disk).

1. Boot XP.
- Make XP the Default OS: (Control Panel > System > Advanced tab
> Startup and Recovery > Settings > "Default operating system" list in System startup).
2. Edit Boot.ini on the system partition (usually C:) - read Edit Boot.ini #1 below.
- Confirm the Default= line points to your XP installation, and NOT to 2K.
- Delete the 2K line in [operating systems] [multi(0 - it will be obvious which is for 2K].
- Save as Boot.INI
- Click OK until exited. Reboot.
3. If satisfied, delete the 2K installation directory (usually \WINNT) and any unrequired 2K data.
4. When all is satisfactory, create a new Rescue Bootdisk to reflect your new situation.

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