Accidentally installed XP 64 over my XP home edition.

By Caxus
Jun 6, 2006
  1. I had intended to test out the trial of windows xp 64 bit on my second hard drive but i forgot to switch boot drives in my bios before i did it. I formatted the correct one and everything but it seems to have installed xp 64 on my main harddrive.

    Nothing got erased, its just annoying that now it asks me which os i want to boot every time i turn on my computer. Is there any way to get rid of it or should i just format it and start over?
  2. kangaruffian

    kangaruffian TS Rookie Posts: 175

    control panel/system/advanced/startup and recovery/settings/system start up/time to display list of... 0sec.. be sure its load right Windoze ver(default operation system: )
  3. Caxus

    Caxus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Ok, thanks.

    My next question is how much harddrive space am i wasting by having a second OS installed and is there any way to remove the 64bit version completely?
  4. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Windows takes nearly the same amount of space that the size of its Windows folder is.

    As for 64 system removal, IMHO it's better just to reformat the partition where the system is installed on. Not to lose your critical data, back it up first manually or using any backup software.
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