Windows XP startup files

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glanzerp - Oct 3, 2009 at 07:33 AM
dancedhall Posts 3058 Registration date Wednesday May 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 12, 2010 - Oct 3, 2009 at 09:24 AM
Hello,
I recently reinstalled widows XP Professional on my desk top. Now when I start the computer I get a blackscreen message asking weather I want to use Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Professional set up to start my computer. If I chose XP Professional the computer boots normally, if I chose the setup it goes to a blue screen installation window. If I f3 quit out of that window I need to reboot. How can I remove those setup files without having to reinstall the whole system again as it takes several hours with all of the servicepack updates you have to go through?

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dancedhall Posts 3058 Registration date Wednesday May 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 12, 2010 657
Oct 3, 2009 at 09:24 AM
hi there,

you did not format the hard drive completely

you installed windows on an existing version

press start+r

run will open

now type msconfig

on boot tab

select default windows and delete the other one

apply and exit

Thanks
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