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I have a customer whom I built a computer for and put WinXP Home on it for him. He had some crazy trouble with dialup and internet explorer/netscape. Long story short the problem was solved by installing windows again and reinstalling applications.

THE PROBLEM: How can one copy of WinXP Home be uninstalled from a computer which has two copies of WinXP Home installed?

Thanks in advance for the help,
Rusty
 

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Dosen't the second install write over the first one, leaving you with only one? Just assumed that happened.
 

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If you installed them in the same partition, you're probably screwed, since you've added many files to Program Files, not to mention Documents and Settings. I'd start with a clean slate if it were my machine....
 

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Ok thanks. Too bad it isn't my machine... I will probably just wipe the old windows folder to free up the space and clear the boot.ini entry for that copy.

Thanks again,
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I was showed how but I still don't know the specifics. I think you can delete the nonworking item from the boot menu and then delete the old Windows folders the old fashioned way. Just clear out everything in the Windows folder other than the newest folder from your XP install. As far as the boot menu, I'm not sure how to, though. I guess open BOOT.INI with notepad or something. I guess we now need GotIssues69 in here.
 

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gotissues69? yea he's my porn star sibling ;-) Yes you would need to modify the windows boot.ini file using notepad, word pad something like that to and remove the entry corresponding to the old install.
 
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