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How To Delete Vista from a separate partition inside XP?

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Lonnie Lee

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Hey guys! I installed Windows Vista on a second partition that also contains my Windows XP. The drive is formatted with the NTFS fils system. I would like to remove the Vista and reinstall it on the same partition for technical reasons. I though I could just simply go into windows explorer from inside XP and delete all the Vista system files. That does not work. I believe it says they are in use or something like that. It just won't let me delete it. Well after having tried this, to no avail, I managed to get ntfsfordos and tried to delete it from there. I could not get that program to work right for me. I CAN NOT format the partition because I have TONS of very valuable data on that partition. 20 to 30 gigs worth and moving it somewhere else to format it is not an option due to lack of space.

So, the question is, how do I delete/remove/uninstall Vista from that partition with out formatting it?

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