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{RESOLVED}ME removal with XP installed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Moemen, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. Moemen

    Moemen Thread Starter

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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??:)
     
  2. Rikku

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    Is this a dual boot configuration?
     
  3. Moemen

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    Yes it is....
     
  4. Dan O

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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.
     
  5. 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..)
     
  6. Dan O

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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.
     
  7. Moemen

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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:
     
  8. Dan O

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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.
     
  9. 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?
     
  10. brianF

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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
     
  11. 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
     
  12. Dan O

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    Thanks great news and good thinking about using Edit. Thanks for letting us know.
     
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