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How to delete windows xp without safe mode

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    How to delete windows xp without safe mode


    hello guys
    i recently installed windows xp , but now i cannot boot my previous windows ( w8 ) and now i want to delete windows xp so the problem may be solved

    so is there anyway to delete windows xp without safe mode ? because when i run safe mode , it stuck on mup.sys and sometimes classpnp.sys

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    Delete the Win XP partition, than do a Reset as Auto Repair or Refresh are working in your other thread.
    I Cannot boot windows 8 after installing windows xp

    How to do a Reset:
    Reset Windows 8
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    no i cant delete the whole partition because i have important files in it

    is there any other way to delete xp without deleting the partition ?
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    Copy & Paste your files to a external HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Copy & Paste your files to a external HDD.
    can i just format the partition then ? or i have to delete it and create new one ?
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    Yes, you can format the partition.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    That won't necessarily work because the XP MBR / boot record might still exist on your HDD on sector 0 --- simple method is to save your files as previously suggested, then boot up a stand alone version of Partition Wizard or similar -- then totally wipe the disk and then create a new partition. This will fix any inconsistencies with the MBR on sector 0 of the HDD.

    XP has a different boot mechanism to W7 and W8 (and W8.1).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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