How do I remove a corrupted XP
First, let me state that in terms of computer hardware and software I am not very literate.
About 2 weeks ago my XP crashed and despite 8 days of work and help from several people, it could not be resurrected.
Eventually I loaded a second legal XP SP2. Not knowing what a sector is, I loaded it into the same sector, but into a new folder, WINDOW2 (the corrupted XP is in the folder WINDOWS).
The only active anti-virus I loaded onto the new operating system is Norton System Works with Anti-Virus 2009.
I now would like to remove the corrupted XP and a number of other older programs I no longer need or want. However, since these programs were loaded by the old corrupted XP, the current Control Panels "Add or Remove" window only contains those programs recently loaded by the new XP.
This leads to two questions.
1. How do I remove these old programs? do I simple delete their folders?
2. How do I remove the old corrupted XP? It is in a folder named WINDOWS, while the new XP is in WINDOW2. Do I simply delete WINDOWS, and if so, should I rename WINDOW2 to WINDOWS or just leave it be?