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uninstalling NT from a dual boot system

By inmedia48 ·
I have a workstation that has both NT and 98 installed to the C: drive.
I need to remove NT because it doesn't work with some of the software used on the machine and it is taking up valuable disk space.
What is the proceedure to do this and leave 98 intact. Short of formating the drive and reinstalling everything.

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uninstalling NT from a dual boot system

by SyscoKid In reply to uninstalling NT from a du ...

The references I've looked at talk about Win95/NT setups, but I'm sure it's the same with 98.

To do this:

Boot the system with a Windows 98 boot disk that contains sys.com.

Run sys c: to transfer the system files from the boot floppy to the hard drive and then reboot from the hard drive.

You may need to reinstall 98 on top of itself but I doubt it.

To free hard disk space, delete the following:


C:\Pagefile.sys


C:\Boot.ini (with H, S. and R attributes)


C:\Nt*.* (with H, S and R attributes)


C:\Bootsect.dos (with H, S and R attributes)


\winnt_root folder


\Program files\Windows NT

Good luck!

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uninstalling NT from a dual boot system

by burcjo In reply to uninstalling NT from a du ...

After you boot with your Windows 98 and transfer the system files "sys c:" as mentioned above, take the extra step of running: "fdisk /mbr" then reboot. That will remove the NT Boot information from Master Boot Record of the hard drive.

Have Fun!

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