How to remove the One OS, if more OS are installed?

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I had Windows XP installed on my PC but was making lot of problems like low processing and virus infections.So i decided to install the new windows. Unfortunately i selected the install fresh copy instead of formatting of previous version. During installation one error message appeared that some file are missing, I just pressed ok, then it appeared 4-5 times. I clicked ok again and again. Resultantly the installation stops. When i restarted the PC the previous installed windows was working but the newest one is neither working nor formatted. I just want to remove the newest one. Please help me out.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113166

How to remove the One OS, if more OS are installed?

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  1. First of all go to the oldest windows which you want to run.
  2. Go to Start menu>click on Run and then type there %windir% and press Enter. But make sure that you are in your working Windows and do not try to delete any file yet from this windows or you may face corrupt windows.
  3. Then go to windows explorer and look for the unnecessary folders which you want to remove,
  4. Then select those folders and right click on those folders to choose the option of Delete.
  5. After the deleting again go to Start menu and go to icon of My Computer and right click it and choose the option of Properties.
  6. Go to the Tab of Advance and choose the Startup and Recovery then go their settings and you will see its dialog box.
  7. In the startup of system choose the option of Edit and change the file of boot.ini

Hope this will work for you.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #113168

How to remove the One OS, if more OS are installed?

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This is a common problem and to uninstall one of the Operating Systems (OSs) in your PC you need to reboot it and while logging on you need to choose the one you want to keep it on your computer. Now follow the instructions below-
  • Click on the Start menu -> type msconfig in the search box and press enter.
  • In the System Configuration Utility, choose the Boot.ini tab
  • You can see the current one (working installation directory) and delete the other one which you don’t need for your computer.
Reboot your system.
 
 
Answered By 0 points N/A #113170

How to remove the One OS, if more OS are installed?

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Dear Imtiazbzu,

Has the older window started working fine. May be it got afraid of getting uninstalled ;). Anyways you must know on which partition newer copy is installed. Insert any bootable cd (preferably windows 2000 professional or XP) in the cd-ROM and boot the system with cd. Run installation setup and after few steps you will be see the list of already installed operating system. Select that OS from list and delete the windows you want to remove and format that partition. Exit setup and restart the system. There will be only one operating system running. Hope it’s not difficult.

Regards.

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