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Un-installing Windows Server 2003 Enterprise... Second OS

Posted on 2006-11-03
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I have a company provided laptop which run Windows XP on it. For some testing purposes I installed Windows Server 2003 Enterprise on the second partition. My laptop is running 2 OS now. I want to un-install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise. How can I do that?
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Pete Long earned 50 total points
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Hi SimSimPola,
Remove it from the boot.ini file

Boot.ini File

The Boot.ini file tells your PC (while booting), what Operating systems are where, what Operating systems to start, what options to give you on the boot menu, and how long to display the boot menu. NB It can do other things

*****View the Boot.ini file*****

You can view the contents of the boot.ini file (in windows XP/2003) by

Start > Run > type msconfig {enter} And select the boot.ini tab

To Remove Operating systems that no longer exist press the “Check All Boot Paths” button.
To Change the Timout (The countdown displayed while the boot menu is on the screen) edit the number in the “Timeout” section.

In Windows 2000 the file is on the root of the C: drive and you will need to have system and hidden files viewable to see it.

*****To edit the boot.ini in a GUI*****

XP/2000/2003 Right click “My Computer” select Properties > Advanced > On the startup and recovery section click settings.

You can change the default operating system here or delete one you don’t want.
You can also change the menu timeout here as well

Then delete the partition that holds the installation :)

Cheers!
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