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Tyler5690

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I have both Windows XP Pro and Windows XP Home installed on my computer. Is there an easy way for me to get rid of one partition without damaging the boot record?
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peterm

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Hi Tyler5690
You need to boot to one of the operating systems then remove the folder
of the windows operating system you do not want. Then you have to edit the boot.ini file.
Before doing anything you have to copy your boot.ini to be safe.
Do you know how to do this or do you need a hand.
it should look similar to this (for xp pro)
[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 Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Cheers
peterm

Edited by peterm, 04 December 2006 - 05:41 PM.

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Okay, so to clarify, if I delete one Windows partition, then edit the boot.ini file to reflect that change, I should be good to go, correct?
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yep
Want to post your boot ini 1st and show me what you plan
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