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Solved: Windows XP-Vienna Edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jkm1945, Jan 9, 2010.

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  1. jkm1945

    jkm1945 Thread Starter

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    My son thought this was cute but it is just clutter and slows down the computer. The machine is using Microsoft XP (SP 3) as its operating system but this Windows Vienna Edition, 2009 is overlaid ontop of the operating system. It is not visable in the Add/Remove program function and there is no "uninstall" function in its folder or sub-folders. It's folder is, by the way, under Program Files and is called "Windows 7". My question is, how can I remove this program from the computer and restore the machine to its previous state?

    Thanks for any ideas...

    Jerry
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    If your son in fact did do an Overlay Install of XP, then there is no way other than a clean install to get it back to normal. Some systems do have a factory restore, which is faster and easier than a manual clean install.



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  3. TheOutcaste

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    Windows Vienna Edition, 2009 is a pirated copy of XP that has been modified with visual elements of Vista and Windows 7. Hopefully that's all it's been modified with.

    You should have a chat with your son about downloading and installing illegal software, as you never know what type of malware it could contain.
     
  4. jkm1945

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    Thank-you both for your input. I was thinking that a clean install would be the only way to get rid of this "Vienna" thing but hoping for a different route. Oh, well. And regarding telling my son about downloading illegal software, we have had that chat!

    Thanks again for your input and suggestions.
     
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