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nerdcentral

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Hey
ok i have Windows Xp home Windows Xp proffesional and WIndows 2000.
NOw i want to unistall windows xp pro since it takes up too much space and i never use it.
the installation cd doesnt have an unistallation option,
tell me a way i can use to unistall windows xp proffesional completely.
Thank You
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You have all three of these OSes on the same computer? So you are familiar with partioning? Overwrite the partition XP pro lives on.
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(wondering why someone would keep XP Home and discard Pro?)
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alll my oses are on different partitions.
so i think overwriting or reformating will work...
but some of the files are on the partition that xp pro is on
and i need them.
i cant move them either cuz my other partitions are close to being full
and btw i need unistall xp pro cuz i worked my xp home more, so it has all my programs and files.
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Hello nerdcentral...

Can you access all the files you want to keep in the "Pro Partition" from the XP Home installation?

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yeah.
i used to store a lot of files on my that partition. later i decided to use windows xp pro.
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yeah.
i used to store a lot of files on my that partition. later i decided to use windows xp pro.
srry for the long wait... couldnt find my post
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Move the files you want from the XP Pro installation to the XP Home installation. You may have to Take Ownership of the files to accomplish this.

Let me know when you've got all your data on the XP Home partition and we'll get rid of the XP Pro... :whistling:

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ok ill do that...
ill burn and delete some.... and move the rest.
thnx.
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all the files on xp pro partiiton are already under my control lol.
so ill just transfer and burn
thnx anyway
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allrighty/
i burned and deleted all the files that i needed to have.
tell me what i ihave to do now.
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Ok...What partition is the Windows XP Pro installation on and is there any other operating system or program on that partition that you need?

Open Control Panel and double click on the System icon. Under the "Advanced" tab, in the "Startup and Recovery" section, click the "Settings" button. Click on the "Edit" button. In the notepad window that opens, copy and paste the contents of the boot.ini here for me.

Edited by wannabe1, 19 August 2006 - 10:13 PM.

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C; drive has WINDows Xp HOme
D: drive
E: drive
F: Drive has windows xp Proffesionall
so f is the drive we have to work on

there is no other operating system that i need.
there are no programs that i need either


here is the boot.ini


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000" /fastdetect
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Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Manage". In the left pane, expand "Storage" and click on "Disk Management". In the bottom right pane, right click on the "F partition" and choose "Format". Follow the prompts to format this partition to NTFS.

Open the boot.ini file as you did earlier, click "File" on the toolbar and choose "Save As"...name this file bootold and save it to your desktop. In the current boot.ini file that's open, delete the line of text in red below, click "File" again and choose "Save". Close all open windows and reboot.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000" /fastdetect

If everything works as you want it to, you can delete the bootold file from the desktop.
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ok
its reformatting now
(dang its slow)
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ok
Its reformatted
it works
and my computers just fine.

Wannabe, johhana, THANX FOR ALL YOUR help
I think this topics closed now....
i should sing a song now
go kewal go kewal
its your birthday
uh uh
lol
thnx
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