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Old 01-28-2017, 10:58 AM   #1
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In XP is there a way to find and remove duplicate programs? Also how to remove a second XP OS from a second drive without removing all the programs and file on that drive?
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:17 AM   #2
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1) In Windows Explorer, type in the name of the program file and it will find all of them with that name. (Be careful what you delete from where though. It's easy to break something).

2) The main part of the Windows Operating is usually installed in the "\Windows" folder.
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You can have duplicate files in separate folders, but you cannot have Duplicate Programs, Windows won't allow it, unless it is a different version #. To see what is installed, go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter.
To Edit the Boot menu so that XP loads into the default one, go to Start/Run and type msconfig, go to the Boot.ini tab and press Check All Boot Paths
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Thank you all. You have been most helpful.
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