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Removing Win95 keep NT

By boringisle ·
I installed WinNT and kept the original Win95 install. Now I want to get rid of Win95 and keep NT but Win95 is on the C: drive and I am concerned about booting issues. Anyone have ideas? Should I just format the whole drive and start from scratch?

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Shouldn't need to reformat

by kybertech In reply to Removing Win95 keep NT

If you installed NT with the default settings, the NT operating system should be in a WINNT directory on your C: drive. Your win 95 should be in a WINDOWS directory. When you start the computer, you should get a boot manager screen, with the choice for which OS to boot. BACKUP ALL DATA FIRST! but if you just delete the WINDOWS directory, that should rid you of WIN95 and WINNT should be just fine. To remove the WIN95 from the boot manager screen you will need to edit a file called boot.ini
boot.ini is a hidden file with system attributes, so if you need to know how to remove the hidden/system attrib mail me back at

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