Request help to remove multibooting Win XP

A

Aspi K

Friends,
I finally got around to installing Win XP Pro.
At first, by "upgrading" from Win 2K pro and then as the
Win XP OS appeared to be most unpredictable, I
reluctantly installed Win XP Pro again as a "New
Installation".
So now I have a multibooting Win XP pro situation where
both Operating Systems are Win XP Pro.
When I go to Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced >
Startup and Recovery > Settings I am unable to decide
wgich of the 2-WinXP pro/fastdetect I should select as
the Default OS as they both display in exactly the same
way in the dropdown selection box.
When click the <Edit> tab I see the 2-OS file paths as
follows:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

As you can see one is in the Windows-folder and one is in
the WINNT-folder.
Which of these 2 is the Win XP installation that you
think I may have installed as the "New Installation";
that is the 2nd time around.
Thanks//Aspi
 
M

Michael Stevens

Aspi said:
Friends,
I finally got around to installing Win XP Pro.
At first, by "upgrading" from Win 2K pro and then as the
Win XP OS appeared to be most unpredictable, I
reluctantly installed Win XP Pro again as a "New
Installation".
So now I have a multibooting Win XP pro situation where
both Operating Systems are Win XP Pro.
When I go to Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced >
Startup and Recovery > Settings I am unable to decide
wgich of the 2-WinXP pro/fastdetect I should select as
the Default OS as they both display in exactly the same
way in the dropdown selection box.
When click the <Edit> tab I see the 2-OS file paths as
follows:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

As you can see one is in the Windows-folder and one is in
the WINNT-folder.
Which of these 2 is the Win XP installation that you
think I may have installed as the "New Installation";
that is the 2nd time around.
Thanks//Aspi

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