Windows XP Installed twice!!

By tallchap
May 27, 2006
  1. Hi,any help is gratefully received. I had a Hookey version of XP & decided to install a genuine version, everything works fine, but rather than overwriting the original OS I now have 2 versions loaded on Drive C.
    I have reset the BOOT INI to boot off the new version, what I would like to do is remove the 1st OS without having to format C.
    I have read many threads offering numerous solutions to modify Boot etc, but non actually explain how to "uninstall" the first system.
    Any ideas???
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you should have deleted the existing partition, created a new one, and then formated and installed windows. and for trouble free future that is still your best option.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you don't want to reformat /delete existing system
    and start fresh
    do you remember the name of the folder was it windows or winxp
    muti installs make new names if you know the name of the bad install just delete that folder
    good luck delete wrong one and poof may as well reinstall
    check intall date on docs and admin file delete those to
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