Remove Multiple Operating Systems
The Operating System is used as an interface to run the various programs, multimedia applications and all other software that are supported by the system. A single computer may contain multiple Operating Systems. There can be one or more Operating Systems running on the same hardware. Operating System acts as a translator between the system and the applications in it. The Operating System can be removed as needed by the user. The Operating System can be removed by deleting it from the hard disk or drive and then fixing the Master boot record.
- Removing from another Operating System
- Hard removal of Operating System
- Partitioning the Hard Disk
Removing from another Operating System
The unwanted Operating System can be removed from the PC by simple methods. For example, if the Operating System is the Windows XP Professional, run bootcfg.exe to manipulate boot.ini from the run in the start menu. It would display the Operating System and the parameter list. You can delete the unwanted Operating System from here. Else we can open up msconfig press the BOOT.INI tab, again the configurations and well as the settings are shown to the user. The Operating System can be removed from the system settings. This would result in the option being removed during the boot up process of the computer.
Hard removal of Operating System
The Operating System can be removed by deleting the files related to the current Operating System, reconfiguring the boot sequence of the computer and selecting the CD-Rom drive. You have to insert the Operating System disc into the drive and restart the system. The next time the system restarts, reinstall the Operating System on the needed partition. Thus, existing Operating System on that drive can be formatted, and the only needed Operating System will be installed and run fresh from the beginning. After the process is complete, the other Operating System during boot up can be removed through the msconfig process.
Partition the hard disk so that multiple Operating Systems can be installed on different partitions. Thus, when you want to remove an Operating System that is not needed, formatting the partition containing that Operating System will be easy. All the documents that need to be stored and used later can be saved onto the other partitions, and only the partition containing the unwanted Operating System can be erased.