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Removel WinXP after Multiple Installatio

By iokten ·
..someone installed WinXP three times on a harddisk. Does not cause any problems but customer wants extra installations removed and leave only one that was installed as an upgarde which takes her to her desktop with all the previous programs reside. Other two WinXP installations boot ok as well if chosen on boot but takes customer to a different desktop which does not have her programs. CUstomer simply does not want to see three WinXP options to chose on boot. SO She wants others be removed. I tried every way I know, did not see any option to remove them. WinXP just keeps installing itself and adding another one to boot list. HELP?
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okten@mindspring.com

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by jimmy In reply to Removel WinXP after Multi ...

The choice of three operating systems is due to you have three operating systems files folders installed.

STAGE 1

Ok to remove the three XP installation screens at bootup right click my computer > properties > Advanced > startup and Recovery.
Now at the top of the screen you will see "Default Operating system" and it will have a check box next to it saying display the operating system for 30 seconds.
Uncheck This box and he will no longer the three operaing systems at startup.

STAGE 2

To get rid of the three instalations of Windows you must have three folders on the C named WINNT, WINNT 0 and WINNT 1.
Something like that anyway. Simply delete the last two.

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First of all however, if it were me, i would be sure it was the first operating system from the list of three that you see when the pc boots up.
So when the PC starts to load and offers the list of three XP systems to logon to choose option 1 and hit enter.
Now run the system for a day or two and make sure all drivers and stuff are still working ok on this system. If so then simply do stage 1 & 2

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