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uninstall of windows 98
« on: December 18, 2005, 04:51:37 AM »
 ::)I have two OS in my computer: WIN98 + WIN XP. I want uninstall WIN98. leaving only XP. Is there some special procedure in that case, or can I simply remove WIN98 e reboot computer??

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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 05:20:53 AM »
Are they on the same or different partitions or drives? First do some reading on boot.ini, either search these forums or go to www.google.com

You will need this info later.

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Uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 07:10:54 AM »
It is better to do a clean install of XP, if you don't intend to use '98 anymore, setting up your drive partitions with the XP CD and formatting directly to HPFS/NTFS

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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2005, 02:41:15 PM »
I have 3 partitions: WIN98 + WINXP + Files. I will preserve the 2 last partitions, formating the first (format to NTFS) with XP' CD, or Partition Magic. Is this enough?

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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2005, 09:12:22 AM »
The problem with the shortcut approach is if this system was running properly then Win98 was on the C: partition; XP was on D: or another and files was on a 3rd partition.
When you install any dual-boot setup certain files from each OS install to the root dir. of C:
This is where all PC's look for the OS by default and anything other than this just causes headaches.
So doing it the easy way will only leave C: empty except for the root dir.
If it were me i would bite the bullet; backup all important data do a clean install of XP to the C: partition and re-install your programs.
You will wind up with a much happier, better running machine as a result.
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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2005, 11:51:44 AM »
 ;)OK,OK, I'm convinced. I'll make the following:
1) From C: win98, I'll run partition magic, (where it is installed), formating the partition where I have XP and eliminating it

2)I'll resize partition C: with the same partition magic, in order to futurely accomodate XP better

3)With win98 boot diskette, I'll format C:, eliminating win98

4) All my important files will be in a untouched partition

5) With XP CD, I'll install it in C:

What the world think about this??...

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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2005, 12:09:39 PM »
Not sure what the World will think but i'd venture to guess that the machine will be very happy...
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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2005, 03:12:21 PM »
After conclusion of job I'l report :D

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2005, 03:47:55 PM »
Please do. Patio and I are very interested in this.

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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2005, 06:42:30 AM »
 8)I have just finished the whole job. XP works fine, have installed programs, all is in good shape. My conputer is modest if we see today's standards: AMD 450M, 128M memory, motherboard ASUS P5A. I've heard XP would't work, but it does. The world is safe!

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Re: uninstall of windows 98
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2005, 08:54:57 AM »
Good job, i'd suggest adding more RAM and you should be good to go...
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