How to delete an older operating system between two OS?

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Hello everyone,

I have a regular problem in my laptop. It is running too slow from few days. That is why I thought will reinstall my OS. I reinstalled Windows XP on my laptop using the OS CD that came with my laptop. I thought I selected one single partition.
I know, I might be did something wrong while installing the new operating system. The problem is that, the new one boots fine, but the other gives me a long error message and sends be back to the boot list. Any ideas how to get rid of the dead XP selection so I don't have to worry about choosing between the two?
Thank you all.
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How to delete an older operating system between two OS?


Steps to uninstall an Operation System;

On the Start Menu, right click on the computer and choose Properties, select the advance tab, on Startup and Recovery, Click on Settings, a note pad will pop up. Choose the last ones that are now inactive then clicking Edit from the Menu Toolbar and select Delete.

Click on My Computer on the Startup Menu,  once you have found the drive partition in the old system, Right click on it and select Format. Remember to create a backup of your important files before you format the drive.

On the Start Menu, select Run and type "msconfig" from the Window that appears Click on "check all boot paths" in case you get invalid path, Click on "fix invalid boot paths".

To correctly boot your computer with the right OS, on the C drive find the folder called Windows old and delete it then reboot your computer once more.

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How to delete an older operating system between two OS?

  • Kindly Open windows explorer and.
  • Then Go to VIEW Tab.
  • Then click on details.
  • Then Go to Tools then Folder Options and View Tab.
  • Do uncheck the boxes for HIDE EXTENSIONS FOR KNOWN FILE TYPES.
  • Then Click on APPLY and.
  • Click OK.
  • Now go to C Drive or D Drive.
  • Look for boot.ini and open it in notepad.
  • Right-click My Computer Icon, and then click Properties Tab.
It Looks like this:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
You will have 2 lines starting with multi.
The 2nd one you need to remove including the text up to and including the fast detect word.
SAVE the file.
This will solve the issue.

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