Delete a DUAL BOOT???

By lludacrisboy
Jul 5, 2007
  1. Ok i have a laptop that has two options to boot from. The first option is a windows XP home edition and the other is also a windows xp home. How can i delete one of these options from the Registry?? anyone know
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There is no way to delete them from the registry, sorry.

    You might want to try deleting the extra entry from the boot.ini file though..
  3. lludacrisboy

    lludacrisboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    so the only other way is to boot off a windows install cd and delete the partition that way? or how about through computer management
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    NO! Nodsu told you straight -- attack the boot ini which looks like
     [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"  /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /noexecute=optout
    after the [operating systems], you will have at least TWO lines.
    notice the partition(X) occurs in the default and in one of the two partition statments.
    DELETE the partition statment THAT DOES NOT MATCH the default.
    save the file and reboot.

    Now you can use the Disk Manager to delete the inactive partition.
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