Delete old operating system



hokey
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I had 2 os of xp on my puter. Was able to edit boot.ini to run only 1 os. I
want to delete old os. Ran %windir% and found old os in explorer, but can't
delete. Delete window comes up for about 5 second and stops process. How do I
delete old os from hard drive?
Thanks
hokey

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
"hokey" <hokey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I had 2 os of xp on my puter. Was able to edit boot.ini to run only 1 os. I
>want to delete old os. Ran %windir% and found old os in explorer, but can't
>delete. Delete window comes up for about 5 second and stops process. How do I
>delete old os from hard drive?
>Thanks
>hokey

If you have two copies of Windows XP installed on the same partition
then you have a tangled mess, and if you try to remove one of these
installs you are likely to leave the other one as unusable.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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Delete old operating system