if only I have a mountain of rare movies on the drive
I can change the old windows directory to any name I want
there must be a boot files somewhere that loads up sections of the old 32 I think
will look for a file and see if its possible to change it
even tried using safe mode with full control
I love a challange
it would apear easy bcd did not do the job correctly could be its a old version .
any way the computer would not boot so I placed the original disc in and did a repair it replaced both boot loaders again
and rebooted without finding the renamed windows .
it wount delete still
so there must be a file that directs the boot to use both 32 & 64 somewere.
do you know of a nother program that would do a simular job to easybcd ?
Thanks for that will dowload and keep
I fould a way the hard drive with the old windows was still active ststem loadind so I changed it to a standard primary and then I could delete any directory . I use a old program disc repair it alows changes without loosing twhats on them , I forgot I had it , your last comments reminded me
many thanks for all the support and have great year
I thought I did this a while ago, must have forgotten to hit post...
Ubuntu is a version of Linux.
It will boot from the CD with a web browser, a e-mail client, a file Manger and a office substitute, (Open Office) and some other utilities. If you want you can install it on a partition or second hard drive from the CD.
So you can do most of the normal things, but to run other software is kind of a pain.
Since pretty much nothing is designed to run on Linux it takes a lot of messing around to get anything to work.
A lot of things just won't.
I have a friend who runs Linux for his every day use, but he still has to boot Windows to run games or use his scanner.
I don't think it's worth the effort though I'd love to be able to run every thing from it.
It's very stable, almost immune to malware, and fast.
But having the disk around that will let you boot virtually any crashed computer can come in handy.
Recently my sister in-law's laptop crashed, it gave every indication that the hard drive was dying.
It was a really old computer.
Wouldn't access Windows in any mode. She didn't have a XP CD, and of course she'd never backed anything up.
Ubuntu to the rescue, booted from the CD, copied all of her data to DVDs and saved all her files.
Then we tried to do system restore from the restore partition. It wouldn't do that either.
Then she went and got a new computer.
We copied all her stuff back in and she was back in business with nothing lost.