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# 41849 24-Sep-2009 08:39
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there are 2 copies of windows on my dads computer 2 of which work fine the other was installed accidently and was cancelled mid installation but the problem is how do i remove it it is only giving me 3 seconds to choose wot copy to run and is goin for the one that aint installed correctly any help would be appreciated

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  # 257981 24-Sep-2009 08:57
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okihavenoclue: there are 2 copies of windows on my dads computer 2 of which work fine the other was installed accidently

There are 2 copies, 2 of them work fine, and 1 of them doesn't?

You are going to need to be a lot clearer about what you have, and understand where on the computer they are (partitions on the same drive? seperate drives? a hypervisor?), or you are going to end up in the 7th circle of lost data hell, while some guy with a forked tongue and cloven hooves LOLs at you.









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  # 257983 24-Sep-2009 09:04
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SORRY MY MISTAKE i have 3 copies 1 of which dont work as i said i accidently installed it on this comp and mid way thru the install i cancelled it so wen i start the comp it goes into the windows set-up unless i catch it in time to choose the one that works

 
 
 
 


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  # 257986 24-Sep-2009 09:07
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What version/s of Windows to start with ?




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  # 257987 24-Sep-2009 09:08
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WINDOWS XP

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  # 257992 24-Sep-2009 09:25
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Make sure you know what youre doing here or else you could end up getting very stuck - you wont lose data, but you just wont be able to boot.

Goto Control Panel, System, Advanced.
Click Settings under "Startup and Recovery"
You can select the "default" OS and other options here.... if you only want one OS operating then just remove the ticks from the first two boxes and ensure the default OS is the one you want.

Or else use the Edit button to modify the startup options....

Make sure you know what youre doing here or else you could end up getting very stuck - you wont lose data, but you just wont be able to boot.

I highly recommend doing a backup of your system first with something like Ghost or Acronis - that way if anything does go pear shaped, you can put it back exactly as it was.

If youre not comfortable doing this, then best to get someone whos done it before ,on-site who can do it for you.

Usual disclaimer goes here.... I cannot be held responsible etc for any negative results that occur after following the above info etc etc....




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