two OS's to choose from..help!

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by winman15, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. winman15

    winman15 n00b

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    After i reformatted my laptop, i installed xp pro instead of the original xp home. Now it gives me the option of booting XP PRO or XP Home. I know home doesn't even exist on the machine because i just did a reformat. How do i tell the comp to forget about it? any info is much appreciated.
     
  2. Mandane

    Mandane Limp Gawd

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    Control Panel --> System --> Advanced.

    At the bottom under "Startup and Recover," choose "Settings."

    Then, under "System Startup," click "Edit." This will allow you to manually edit your "boot.ini" file. Just delete the line containing OS that you are no longer using.
     
  3. fuelvolts

    fuelvolts [H]ard|Gawd

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    or boot the windows XP Pro CD with the recovery console mode (After all the drivers load)
    type "fixmbr" (without quotes) and follow the prompts.

    That will work
     
  4. winman15

    winman15 n00b

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    wow, quick and easy. thanks a lot for the quick reply on such a noob question.
     
  5. jenkins

    jenkins Limp Gawd

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    You can also kill it in msconfig under boot.ini or sysedit.
     
  6. The_Mage18

    The_Mage18 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Care to know why this happened? ;)