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i'm trying to fix a computer where the person booted the computer from the windows install disk and started to install a new copy, but then quit the install. now the when the computer boots, it wants to continue installing the new copy of windows. this is the problem. i don't want to continue installing the new windows, but want to boot up the old one. i'm wondering if anyone knows where windows stores the info or files for continuing setup so i can get rid of them. or do you have any other ideas? thanks
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post #2 of 6
hold f5 (safe mode) after post (before windows loads) and choose the O(perating) S(ystem) you want to run in the selection screen.
If that doesnt work, select boot from cd in the bios and let a win setup run, and then cancel windows setup.
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Its F8 to boot up...and youll want to start in safe mode, then go to system properties and under advanced, youll see an option that says:

Start up and recovery, from there youll want to click settings and under the first check box, it will say time to list operating systems, raise that to 10.
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Windows startup menu is F8 BTW. But that won't do you any good at this point. You've already erased your hard drive so you might as well continue the installation.
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
Windows startup menu is F8 BTW. But that won't do you any good at this point. You've already erased your hard drive so you might as well continue the installation.

yes fishie's right the hard drive data's gone...so I guess you'll have to install it.
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post #6 of 6
That too...unless theres another partition...doubtful though.
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