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Old 03-26-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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by accident i now have a duel booting system and its annoying b/c i only need the newest system how do i get rid of the second one.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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I have this same problem, tried to make a seperate partition to have a recovery partition for the OS, and now it does this.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Read somewhere that EasyBCD can manage the operating systems you have installed. Haven't tried it myself, but you might want to do a bit of research on that.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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Easiest way is to just format the one you dont need. Then boot into recovery console on your xp CD and do a FIXBOOT and FIXMBR command, if that doesnt work then use BOOTCFG /REBUILD command. Make sure you backup any important data, as things can go wrong
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:32 PM   #5
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one of the problems that i have with it is that both operating systems are on the same hard drive and i have this problem from a partition combiner that a friend was helpin me with.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:22 AM   #6
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So are you saying that they are on the same partition but in different folders? If so, then the same applies, just delete the folder with the unwanted OS. And then follow instructions in post #4
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id say the easiest way to get ride of that is back up files
and install windows xp and delte the other partions with a clean reinstall
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:41 AM   #8
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Thats not easier if he already has loads of stuff installed, it means he will have to reinstall all his programs (normally takes longer than the OS itself)
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Thanks as soon as i get a chance i will fix the problem
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