Uninstall windows xp pro

  wednesday 13 19:22 21 Feb 07
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I have had my pc restored after a blown mother board and lost the contents of my hard drive. during this, i had a xp pro installed to try and recover the system. after installing xp home, i discovered xp pro was still there, but with aving a second hard drive added at this time, i don't know which drive xp pro is on.

isthere a way to remove xp pro without altering home?

  terryf 23:34 21 Feb 07

To find out if you have windows on 2 drives open 'my computer' and look for a folder called windows on each drive.

  terryf 23:35 21 Feb 07

PS how do you know that xp pro is still there, from what I remember the welcome screen is the same for both versions.

  wednesday 13 17:45 22 Feb 07

at boot up, it asks which to boot up (i have to wait as usb keyboard doesn't kick in at this point) and windows is on both drives, more files on D than C

  terryf 10:39 23 Feb 07

Found this using google for winxp dual boot, try the removal instructions near the bottom of the page

  wednesday 13 13:26 25 Feb 07

what did you find?

  terryf 13:54 25 Feb 07

Sorry click here

  terryf 23:56 25 Feb 07

Is it fixed?

  wednesday 13 18:46 08 Mar 07

It won't work as (i think) i have to do the process on xp pro, therefore, can't do the task.

  terryf 23:51 08 Mar 07

I think that if you boot up in Safe mode (by pressing F8 repeatedly as you boot) you should be able to edit boot.ini using Notepad. To find boot.ini do a search but include advanced options to search for hidden files, etc

  wednesday 13 19:52 09 Mar 07

i searched google myself and found that suggestion but don't know a great deal, after trying, my users didn't act as administartor on certain things and all of the themes went into windows classic. I had to undo all changes get it back to normal.

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