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« on: November 24, 2004, 01:29:26 PM »

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i recently installed xp with the presumption that it would delete my old version of windows, however, every time i boot up i am confronted with.... which version of windows do you wish to use and i have to make a choice between the two. is there an eaasy way to delete the old version and everything on it because i now have everything i need on xp. please help, james22
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2004, 04:33:30 PM »

Was the Hardrive Fdisked,Formatted and Partitioned??
Or did you install WinXP overtop Win2000??

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2004, 05:38:44 PM »

xp is installed over win 2000. i was using windows and put the xp disk in and followed the install proceedures. i want to get rid of the msg that says which windows version do you want to use? and delete windows.

also? how can i make the pc run faster?? it seems pretty slow but not as bad as it has been before. i run adware removal software. completely uninstalled video and pics and big programmes and run 12 ghost wash for temp internet files. i use a shredder too (12 ghost) does this make the overwritten files smaller?? i use free ram xp pro to free up space and zone alarm to stop hacks. what could be slowing it down?
log from free ram xp pro
Free RAM before freeing: 333 MB (65%)
Free RAM now after freeing: 335 MB (65%)
RAM gained since starting: 2 MB (0%)
Time when started: 01:36:13 06/12/2004
Time when ended: 01:36:14 06/12/2004
Elapsed time for entire operation: 2 seconds
Current free virtual memory: 752 MB (98%)
Current free total memory: 1088 MB (85%)

the main thing that i need to run faster is dance ejay 5 which is a large program.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004, 04:45:31 PM »

Boot to the desired version of Windows you want to keep. Making note of  the position in the boot menu. This will be important when you edit boot.ini.
Open a command prompt * and type " echo %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 > Statup 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 Version you want (you will not get the boot menu).
Save As boot.ini & Exit.
Reboot.
    * 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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