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Two XP installs, wanna delete one..


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it says nothing. no pop up box or anything. it just doesnt do it.
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actually. oddly enough. i tried restarting, and it says its working with a file, and that its trying to move a file, so it cant restart/shut down.
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now it states the following:

"CAnnot create or replace WINDOWS: It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again"
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Can you cancel it?
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Download and install Unlocker from my signature, install with the unlocker assistant and add to context menu options, reboot

Locate the unwanted folder, right click it, click unlocker, use the menu to select rename, rename it

Use Unlocker menu to move it
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ok. i restarted, and now the WINDOWS folder is in My Documents
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Check the boot.ini to see if it will remove one
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it did. however. the WINDOWS file with all its contents is still in the My Documents area.. Is there a way to delete all the files associated with that install now?
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Reboot it first, does it load straight off, nothing to choose
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yep. it goes straight to it. no choices to make.
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Go for it, though setting a restore point first may be good
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Not sure what you mean..

At this point, i simply want to get rid of all the files associated with the initial install.
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There shouldn't be a problem, setting a restore point is a safeguard, click start, help and support, undo changes to my computer with system restore, set a restore point
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Ahh, gotcha.. Heres my question though, HOW do I go about deleting all the files associated with that initial install? Just delete the file? And what about the program files associated with it?
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Just right click it, click delete, click yes when it says too big for recycle bin, reboot with fingers and toes crossed
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