How to Remove the Windows XP Uninstallation Files

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to remove the uninstallation files that are created when you upgrade a computer from a previous operating system to Microsoft Windows XP. This may be useful if you want to create more free space on your hard disk.

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WARNING: After you use the following procedure, you will not be able to uninstall Windows XP and revert to the operating system that was previously installed on your computer.

To remove the uninstallation files that are created when you upgrade a computer from a previous operating system to Microsoft Windows XP:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the Currently installed programs box, click Windows XP Uninstall, and then click Change/Remove.
  3. Click Remove the backup of my previous operating system, and then click Continue.
  4. Click Yes when you receive the "If you remove the backup of your previous operating system, you will no longer be able to uninstall Windows XP. Are you sure you want to remove the backup?" message.

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Article ID: 308008 - Last Review: November 5, 2001 - Revision: 1.1
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  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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