{RESOLVED}ME removal with XP installed

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Moemen

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Hi guys;

I have windows ME installed on C drive, and Win XP pro on D drive.

Now I want to remove the ME safely, and not the XP. How do I do that?

and what if I wanted to remove the XP??:)
 
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Edit Boot.ini (which is a hidden file) and delete the entry for Windows ME. Then you can delete the windows folder. Don't format the C: drive as the Windows XP System sector is on it. Also, because you did an upgrade your programs are still on c:\Program Files, so don't delete it.
 

Moemen

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Thanx alot Dan O but, where can I find this file? I can see the hidden files but I couldn't find it.

If I installed WinXP as a seperate installation (not an upgrade), this means I can delete what's on the C: drive (incl. Program files)? (delete not format..)
 
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Boot.ini is on C:\ Try the Search find Files to locate it.

Yes, you can delete c:\Program Files folder if you reinstalled them under XP on the D: drive.
 

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FIND can't find it.... I also tried manually... I don't have a boot.ini on any partition

HELP:eek:
 
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I assumed you set your Folder View options to show Hidden files?

If so and you are still have problems go to an MS-DOS prompt and type: c:\attrib boot.ini

It should show it and you can use c:\attrib -H boot.ini
to make it accessable, but remember to reset it.
 

Moemen

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:mad:

The computer says " Not resetting system file c:\boot.ini"

Should I make a startup disk to perform this, so as to evade working under windows' command prompt?
 
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go to the c:\


type attrib -h -r -s boot.ini

You should be able to view it now
Make a back up before editting it, send it to floppy
copy boot.ini a:

When done
type attrib +h +r +s boot.ini

also somewhere in xp you can view and modify the file, just don't remember where, my son showed it to me one day after he and I had a rough time finding it in 2k
 

Moemen

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Dan O, Brian F... thanx guys, you've been really helpful

I tried something else : I simply entered " edit boot.ini " in the command prompt ... and it worked !!!
And I edited it, and it worked.

Brian F, I tried your method too and it did work.

My problem's ended... Everyone's happy :D
 
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Thanks great news and good thinking about using Edit. Thanks for letting us know.
 
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