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Remove NT & install 98 SE

By chris.riley ·
Can someone tell me if there is a quick way of removing NT workstation and installing Win 98 SE (preferably without re-formating the hdd)?

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by map6551 In reply to Remove NT & install 98 SE

Unless you have some sort of image e.g. Symantec Ghost to load over top of NT the only way to get rid of NT is to FDISK and reformat the drive.

Hope that helps
Mark

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by ViperXX In reply to Remove NT & install 98 SE

Now if you have the NTFS file system it gets even more complicated. You will have to get rid of the NTFS file system. The easiest way to do that is to get a partion killer (a little program that you should be able to find on the net, use google and search for it) and **** the NTFS partition off your hard drive then run FDISK create a new FAT32 partition and reformat.

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by Ian Mclaws In reply to Remove NT & install 98 SE

Yes, there certainly is, Chris. You are missing quite a bit of info in your question, but here goes:
1. If you are using NTFS, you can convert the drive with no loss of data to Fat32 or 16 with utilities such as Partition Magic. Be careful, though.You must choose FAT16 if you have not already got Win98 on your system as a dual boot, or NT won't start! Don't worry, you'll change it to FAT32 soon...
2. Once the drive is running FAT16, (if it is not dual boot with Win98 already), put the Win 98CD in and load it, normally. This will install 98 and will re format the MBR so that the system is no longer booting NTLDR. If the system already runs 98 (dual boot), then just start in 98, go to a DOS prompt, and run sys C: to restore the boot sector to a 98 boot.
3. Simply delete all Winnt files.

Good luck, and let me know if you need some help before you try (peer mail)

Ian

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by Ian Mclaws In reply to Remove NT & install 98 SE

One last point. If you had to convert to FAT16 because Win 98 was not on the drive, you should use the FAT32 converter in Win98 to switch....it's much better!

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by Ian Mclaws In reply to Remove NT & install 98 SE

sorry for rambling on.....you may have to actually start the system with the Win98 CD (from BIOS) or with a Win98 boot disk in order to use the sys C: command.

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