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Hey guys listen up this is not too complicated but its weird. Well I have dual boot, xp and vista and for some reason vista never boots, only sits at the black screen with the blinking cursors, even taking out all the usb's doesnt do anything. I can still access all the stuff I have on there through My Computer but I dont want it as an OS, how can I just take everything and make it like a storage drive and get rid of Vista. What is the EASIEST way of doing this?

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You can't dual boot vista and XP. It'll always mess one up.....BUT....You can chance it. Do this....

http://lifehacker.com/software/top/w...sta-179906.php

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boot into the xp partition then delete the files on the other it will say system files and read only do you want to delete

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You can't dual boot vista and XP. It'll always mess one up.....BUT....You can chance it. Do this....

http://lifehacker.com/software/top/w...sta-179906.php
my dual boot works fine, but Vista set the time to choose to 2 sec...

In "my computer" right click your vista partition, which is a separate HD in windows. => format => quick format => format and there ya go

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You can't dual boot vista and XP. It'll always mess one up.....BUT....You can chance it. Do this....

http://lifehacker.com/software/top/w...sta-179906.php
pssht I know tons of peopel who have it fine.

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my dual boot works fine, but Vista set the time to choose to 2 sec...

In "my computer" right click your vista partition, which is a separate HD in windows. => format => quick format => format and there ya go

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wont that delete everything? I wana make it all still there just not an OS

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