August 30th, 2012, 09:51 PM #1
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How To Delete Operating System Partition
I have been some technical problems for some time now. For about a year, I have tried to install Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010. However, the installation process has never succeeded. Recently, in order to be able to meet the requirements for my computer classes, I re-installed my Microsoft Windows XP SP3, and I was able to successfully install Microsoft Office 2010 after I updated my new Microsoft Windows XP from SP2 to SP3.
However, my main problem is the following. A couple of months ago, my sibling installed another operating system called Ubuntu. As such, at the time being, at the moment the computer starts up, there are three operating systems that show up. The first operating system, is the new Microsoft Windows XP SP3 I recently installed. The second operating system, is the old version of Microsoft Windows XP SP3 I have had for the past two years. And the last operating system, is Ubuntu.
When I re-installed Windows XP, I chose, if I recall correctly, to install the new version on the D: partition (or the D: drive?). My question now, is how I can possibly delete the old version of Microsoft Windows XP SP3 as well the Ubuntu operating system. If someone could walk me through the process, I would appreciate.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
August 30th, 2012, 11:25 PM #2
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IIRC, when you go to install windows, it will give you the option of creating and deleting partitions. Simply delete the old partitions and create a new one with the entire space allotted towards it.
Here's a walkthrough.Good job, friend-of-friends!
August 30th, 2012, 11:51 PM #3
You should have chose to delete all the partitions, and reformatted a single partition.
Backup, before trying any of this.
At the beginning of the set up, you delete the partitions, one at a time.
After they are all deleted, then you format the single partitions.
With Linux installed you will have to run "fixmbr" at some point to get the XP boot loader back.
The few times I did it, I ran it after the install was done, and it wouldn't boot, as Linux won't know about the new XP install.
You can also use a partitioning program, and delete the other partitions.
Then run "fixmbr" at a command prompt, the get the boot loader, back from Linux (Ubuntu).
If the second installation of XP is still showing in the boot loader, you just edit the boot loader. This is done in MY Computer.
I had to edit out a second XP just a few days ago.
I have never done this with both Linux, and a second XP, just either or, but it should be the same, or close.
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September 5th, 2012, 11:58 AM #4
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