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    Senior Member Bazrazmataz's Avatar
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    Hi

    My pc came with home edition already installed. Ive installed pro as a fresh install on a separate disk. I now want to remove the home edition to stop getting the annyoing choices at the startup does anyone know how to do this ?

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    You can format the disk though DOS or your windows install disk. But that really will not wipe the drive clean. But it will eliminate the prompt.

    If you really want to go back to zero, literally, you can do a low level format with a program like killdisk. Then format it. This takes alot longer but is the way I would go.


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    Unpredictable but will get rid of the menu:
    Code:
    fdisk /mbr
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    Heey, it's much easier:
    edit your boot.ini file in the c:\ of your system:
    Delete something like this:
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    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home" /FASTDETECT
    And set the Pro system as default:
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    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    (You will have to copy and paste the multi(0)blahbla string from the existent XP Pro option.

    EDIT - If you get problems saving the file, create a new one in the desktop called "boot.ini", copy and paste inside it what's in the actual boot.ini of your c:\ and apply these things. Then replace the boot.ini of your c:\ with the one in the desktop.

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    I dont wanna format my drives i really dont wanna loose all my other apps just windows home.
    Whats the matter the CIA got u pushing too many pencils ???

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    Than dont listen to me. That is how I read your question.


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    You can edit your boot.ini file using the following steps:
    • Right Click on My Computer
    • Select Properties
    • Select the Advanced Tab
    • Click the settings button under Startup and Recovery.
    • From there, click the edit button to do what was suggested above.
    Other than that, in the Startup & Recovery Options window, you can just deselect the box that has 'Time to display list of Operating Systems'. This box doesn't need to be selected. Once you do this be sure to set XP Pro as the default installation though.

    This all needs to be done from the Professional Operating System AFAIK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazrazmataz
    I dont wanna format my drives i really dont wanna loose all my other apps just windows home.
    fdisk /mbr does not format your drive; it erases your master boot record which is used, among other things, to hold boot loaders such as Grub and Windows' selection menu.

    The boot.ini way is preferable, though.
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    If you do it from the System control panel, like jlalive said, you won't be able to remove the Home option, only you will be able to change defaults and timeouts. I explained above how to do to remove the Home option. Then you can delete that partition and put your stuff on it.


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