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Installing Clean Version Of Windows 2000

By jmoore ·
Is it possible to format my HD to get rid of Win 98 2nd Edition and perform a clean Windows 2000 install using the upgrade cd?

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by csheltcomp In reply to Installing Clean Version ...

If I am not mistaken, during the install(upgrade), it will give you the option of a clean install/

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by 1ronman In reply to Installing Clean Version ...

Yes! do a system level format with a 98 boot disk (make sure that your boot disk loads the drivers for your cd-rom drive first though-just in case...). You cant just load windows 2000 from a dos prompt however as when you try to run the setup.exe, it says that you cant run that in dos mode. Go into your bios and set the boot sequence to boot from from your cd-rom drive (this option may not be available in an older pc) and let windows do its stuff.

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by saihib In reply to Installing Clean Version ...

The WIN2K CD is bootable. Just reformat your HDD and boot from the CD if your MOB allows you to.

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by ratherbfishing In reply to Installing Clean Version ...

I have not tried this with an upgrade CD..but..here is another method that works:
Use the installation floppies, this will allow you to delete and recreate the system partition during setup. (you cannot do this if you boot from the CDROM because ituses diskspace on the system partition). If you need to create installation floppies, first open a command window, go to the i386 directory on the cd, and type winnt /o/x.

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by dmiles In reply to Installing Clean Version ...

The clean install will have to detect a previous version of NT files on the system and will upgrade from there,it has been my expierence that the software manufature are now coding upgrades during programming to look for a previous version,so why not load WINNT4,then do a clean install as a upgrade option.

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