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System partition

By MaratZ ·
I have two hard drives in my system. The system is dual-boot with primary master (80GB) running Windows XP and primary slave(20GB)- Windows 2000.

I would like to keep the hard drives in their present locations (larger being the primary master) but remove Windows XP installation and possibly delete partitions on that drive altogether.

My concern is that currently Windows XP partition is a system partition. It contains ntldr, ntdetect, boot.ini, etc. I can delete the XP partition but how would I tell Windows to use the primary slave (Windows 2000) as system partition?

Thank you

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first thing i would do is create a boot disk with the ntldr, boot.ini and ntdetect. then change the boot.ini to point to the windows 2k installation.

then you will be able to boot to that disk no matter what you do to the primary.

you say you are getting rid of xp. are you going to keep only win2k? if so why not ghost your win2k disk to the primary disk then use the boot disk to restore your boot files. or if you want run a repair with the windows 2k cdrom and that will set your boot files to the proper win2k versions.

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Uninstall XP and replacing with W2K

by dannyg00 In reply to System partition

I just purchase a new desktop and want to use W2K. I have little experience using XP, and most of the time I just get fustrated! I have no problem and love W2k (after W98SE). Do I just uninstall XP? Load W2K? XP is install in my new computer. Any comments/help on this. Thank you

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