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How do I delete windows 2000 pro?

By loveutodeathx ·
I wanted to know how can I delete windows 2000 pro and leave no OS on my pc so i can freshly install windows 98. Can anyone help me ive read tutorials and im so confused.

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by razz2 In reply to How do I delete windows 2 ...

Why not just format the drive and start over?

I would just do a backup of your data, delete the partition and then re-create it. Format it as needed and install 98.

The bigger question is why would you want to go back to an OS that is less robust, less secure, and has fewer features?

Good Luck,

razz

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by loveutodeathx In reply to How do I delete windows 2 ...

ummm thanx but i just like windows 98 better than the 200 and if i would leave it it doesnt restore for some reason it just refreshes i dont know what to do.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to How do I delete windows 2 ...

Hi

This is easily done by using the FDISK command from a DOS prompt. If you are going to install Win98 then you must use the version of FDISK that comes with Win98. Do the following (this is taken from Microsoft's site - see here for the complete page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/221829/EN-US/):

Bott your computer with a Win98 Boot disk (floppy).

At a command prompt, type fdisk, and then press ENTER.
4. If the hard disk is larger than 512 MB, you receive the following prompt:
Your computer has a disk larger than 512 MB. This version of Windows includes improved support for large disks, resulting in more efficient use of disk space on large drives, and allowing disks over 2 GB to be formatted as a single drive.

IMPORTANT: If you enable large disk support and create any new drives on this disk, you will not be able to access the new drive(s) using other operating systems, including some versions of Windows 95 and Windows NT, as well as earlier versions of Windows and MS-DOS. In addition, disk utilities that were not designated explicitly for the FAT32 file system will not be able to work with this disk. If you need to access this disk with other operating systems or older disk utilities, do no enable large drive support.

Do you wish to enable large disk support (Y/N)?
If you want to use the FAT32 file system, press Y, and then press ENTER. If you want to use the FAT16 file system, press N, and then press ENTER.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

5. After you press ENTER, the Fdisk Options menu is displayed. Press 1 to select the Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive option, and then press ENTER.
6. Press 1 to select the Create Primary DOS Partition option, and then press ENTER.
7. After you press ENTER, you receive the following prompt:
Do you wish to use the maximum available size for primary DOS partition?
FAT32 File System:

a. If you chose the FAT32 file system in step 4 and you want all of the space on the hard disk to be assigned to drive C, press Y, and then press ENTER.
b. Press ESC, and then press ESC to quit the Fdisk tool and return to a command prompt.
c. Skip to step 10.
FAT16 File System:

a. If you chose the FAT16 file system in step 4, and you want the first 2 GB on the hard disk to be assigned to drive C, press Y, and then press ENTER.
b. Press ESC to return to the Options menu, and then skip to step i.
c. If you want to customize the size of the partitions (the logical drives) on the hard disk, press N, and then press ENTER.
d. A prompt is displayed for you to type the size that you want for the primary partition in megabytes or percent of disk space. Note that for a Windows 98-based computer, Microsoft recommends that you make the primary partition at least 500 MB. Type the size of the partition that you want to create, and then press ENTER.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

e. Press ESC to return to the Options menu.
f. Press 2 to select the Set active partition option, and then press ENTER.
g. When you are prompted to type the number of the partition that you want to make the active partition, press 1, and then press ENTER.
h. Press ESC to return to the Options menu.
i. To assign drive letters to the additional space on the hard disk:1. Press 1, and then press ENTER.
2. Press 2 to select the Create Extended DOS Partition option, and then press ENTER.
3. The option that appears displays the maximum space that is available for the extended partition. You can adjust the size of the partition or you can use the default size. Note that the default maximum space is recommended, but the space can be divided between multiple drive letters. Type the amount of space that you want, press ENTER, and then press ESC.
4. The Create Logical DOS Drive(s) in the Extended DOS Partition menu is displayed. This is the menu that you use to assign the remaining hard disk space to the additional drive letters. Type the amount of space that you want to assign to the next drive letter at the Enter logical drive size in Mbytes or percent of disk space (%) prompt, and then press ENTER.
5. A table that lists the drive letter that you created and the amount of space that is on that drive is displayed. If there is still free space on the hard disk, it is displayed near the bottom of the table. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you receive the following message:
All available space in the Extended DOS Partition is assigned to local drives
6. After you receive this message, press ESC, and then press ESC to quit the Fdisk tool and return to a command prompt.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

After you have done this you need to format the partition by typing

format c:

I know this rather lengthy, but you must do this exactly as described or you will be running around in circles.

Good luck

Good luck

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by loveutodeathx In reply to How do I delete windows 2 ...

Thanx guys!!

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