Removing Vista from dualboot PC?

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Noozer

I've got Windows XP and Vista b5365 installed on my only hard drive. I want
to remove Vista from the PC.

Since I'm now tied down with Vistas boot loader, how do I remove Vista
without losing my XP installation?
 

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Chinnasamy Arumugam

Look for a directory 'Boot' on your windows XP root directory. Just rename
them and reboot PC. After reboot, you can delete boot directory as well
format/delete your vista partition.

BTW, boot directory will be a hidden directory. So trun on 'Show all files'
on your windows explorer to see. Or you can directory type the directory in
windows explorer URL windows as 'c:\boot' which will enable the directory in
the explorer windows.
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Chins

"Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> I've got Windows XP and Vista b5365 installed on my only hard drive. I
> want to remove Vista from the PC.
>
> Since I'm now tied down with Vistas boot loader, how do I remove Vista
> without losing my XP installation?
>
 

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J

Jason

I would recommend backing up all of your files first. You just never know
how beta software may not like deleting or changing things.

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Jason
Windows Vista, Build 5308

"Chinnasamy Arumugam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Look for a directory 'Boot' on your windows XP root directory. Just rename
> them and reboot PC. After reboot, you can delete boot directory as well
> format/delete your vista partition.
>
> BTW, boot directory will be a hidden directory. So trun on 'Show all
> files' on your windows explorer to see. Or you can directory type the
> directory in windows explorer URL windows as 'c:\boot' which will enable
> the directory in the explorer windows.
> --
> Chins
>
> "Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>> I've got Windows XP and Vista b5365 installed on my only hard drive. I
>> want to remove Vista from the PC.
>>
>> Since I'm now tied down with Vistas boot loader, how do I remove Vista
>> without losing my XP installation?
>>

>
 

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Z

Zack Whittaker

Very important to backup files before you modify global settings, booting
options and BIOS settings :o)

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--: Original message follows :--
"Jason" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I would recommend backing up all of your files first. You just never know
>how beta software may not like deleting or changing things.
>
> --
> Jason
> Windows Vista, Build 5308
>
> "Chinnasamy Arumugam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Look for a directory 'Boot' on your windows XP root directory. Just
>> rename them and reboot PC. After reboot, you can delete boot directory as
>> well format/delete your vista partition.
>>
>> BTW, boot directory will be a hidden directory. So trun on 'Show all
>> files' on your windows explorer to see. Or you can directory type the
>> directory in windows explorer URL windows as 'c:\boot' which will enable
>> the directory in the explorer windows.
>> --
>> Chins
>>
>> "Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:%[email protected]
>>> I've got Windows XP and Vista b5365 installed on my only hard drive. I
>>> want to remove Vista from the PC.
>>>
>>> Since I'm now tied down with Vistas boot loader, how do I remove Vista
>>> without losing my XP installation?
>>>

>>

>
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

You can use VistaBootPro 1.0 to clean up the boot manager, just don't delete
the earlier version of Windows entry:
http://www.pro-networks.org/vistabootpro/
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"Jason" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I would recommend backing up all of your files first. You just never know
>how beta software may not like deleting or changing things.
>
> --
> Jason
> Windows Vista, Build 5308
>
> "Chinnasamy Arumugam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Look for a directory 'Boot' on your windows XP root directory. Just
>> rename them and reboot PC. After reboot, you can delete boot directory as
>> well format/delete your vista partition.
>>
>> BTW, boot directory will be a hidden directory. So trun on 'Show all
>> files' on your windows explorer to see. Or you can directory type the
>> directory in windows explorer URL windows as 'c:\boot' which will enable
>> the directory in the explorer windows.
>> --
>> Chins
>>
>> "Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:%[email protected]
>>> I've got Windows XP and Vista b5365 installed on my only hard drive. I
>>> want to remove Vista from the PC.
>>>
>>> Since I'm now tied down with Vistas boot loader, how do I remove Vista
>>> without losing my XP installation?
>>>

>>

>
 

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B

blahhh

If the Vista boot menu allows to dual boot to XP, you don't need to do
anything. It will still allow to do this after removing the Vista partition.

However if you'd like to remove the Vista boot menu then there's a tool to
do that in the Boot folder or the Vista DVD.


"Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> I've got Windows XP and Vista b5365 installed on my only hard drive. I
> want to remove Vista from the PC.
>
> Since I'm now tied down with Vistas boot loader, how do I remove Vista
> without losing my XP installation?
>
 

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