Same instructions. - links are active.
- before proceeding ARE you certain you do have TWO separate installations. This is ONLY normally achievable by actually installing it, without formatting and usually done deliberately to install and use, when the other installation is corrupt, known as a parallel install.
I would URGE caution, although the method is described on the link sent by "phillipcorcoran" and here below. You MAY find that due to the nature of the registry setup and many other things on an XP install, that various aspects will NOT work after following the procedure.
I have two installations of XP on the same partition.......
- Boot to the desired version of Windows XP you want to keep. Making note of the position in the boot menu. This will be important when you edit
- Open a command prompt and type " %windir%" without the quotes. This will give you the current Windows folder you are using.
- From Explorer, delete the folder containing the installation you want to remove. The original install folder is usually called Windows and subsequent folders will be derivatives of Windows or Winnt.
- From System Properties [Winkey+Pause/Break] > Advanced Tab > Startup and Recovery > Settings > Edit.
- Select the Edit button and from notepad, first backup boot.ini, by going to File; Save As and rename boot.ini. to something like boot.inibak.
- Remove the line referencing the installation not chosen; you made note of in step one.
- Set timeout=0 so the system boots directly into Win XP (you will not get the boot menu).
- Save As boot.ini & Exit.
To access the command prompt
: Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt or from Start>RUN>Type "CMD" without the quotes, then press OK.
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