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Re: 98 Vs XP
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2006, 05:10:11 AM »
Me neither . . . what do you mean when you say
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hmmm ...i just deleted the whole files and i got an empty drive but the 98 still running  :-?
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    Re: 98 Vs XP
    « Reply #16 on: December 17, 2006, 05:29:44 AM »
    after i deleted the files i got like 27 Gb free space but i didnt change the boot.ini file so when i start up the computer i still can run the 98

    see, i just want to get rid of this 98 forever and install linex in the future and ofcourse i wanna keep XP..is there any software can help me look for the windows 98 in the system?!!!

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    Re: 98 Vs XP
    « Reply #17 on: December 17, 2006, 05:35:59 AM »
    If you want to add Linux later, you need to back up your data files, and reinstall XP but during the install partition the drive so there is 40 gig or so at the end of the drive unpartitioned free space for your Linux install, whenever that is.

    There is no "easy" button.

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      Re: 98 Vs XP
      « Reply #18 on: December 17, 2006, 05:40:05 AM »
      well i kinda know who to install linex..its the uninstalling 98 which am stuck with

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      Re: 98 Vs XP
      « Reply #19 on: December 17, 2006, 05:43:27 AM »
      If 98 is on a separate partition, just reformat the partition and then edit the boot.ini so the non existent 98 doesn't show up.

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        « Reply #20 on: December 17, 2006, 05:48:52 AM »
        it seems to now that they are in the same partion if that can be

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        Re: 98 Vs XP
        « Reply #21 on: December 17, 2006, 05:51:34 AM »
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        In addition to what Calum said, you may need to edit the BOOT.INI file so that you no longer see a screen showing two Operating Systems during startup.  Here's some info on that:
         
        I have a dual-boot configuration. How can I remove Windows 9X from my system while keeping Windows 2000/XP/2003?
        Did you go on the link soybean suggested?
        It seems to me that that assists with removing 98 and keepng XP.

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          Re: 98 Vs XP
          « Reply #22 on: December 17, 2006, 06:01:08 AM »
          I was willing to but the site is blocked

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          Re: 98 Vs XP
          « Reply #23 on: December 17, 2006, 10:19:35 AM »
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          I was willing to but the site is blocked

          Since the site was blocked..........Here is what it had below.
          _______________________________________ ______________________
          To remove a Windows 98 installation while retaining Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 do the following:

          1.Boot from the NT/2000/XP/2003 CD

          2.Choose "Repair"

          3.Select "Inspect Boot Sector"

          4.Reboot

          5.Edit BOOT.INI and remove old entries

          6.Remove the windows 9x.

          MSDOS.SYS

          IO.SYS
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          « Reply #24 on: December 17, 2006, 03:12:54 PM »
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          If you want to add Linux later, you need to back up your data files, and reinstall XP but during the install partition the drive so there is 40 gig or so at the end of the drive unpartitioned free space for your Linux install, whenever that is.

          There is no "easy" button.

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            Re: 98 Vs XP
            « Reply #25 on: December 17, 2006, 03:45:00 PM »
            what if i dont have this XP CD???!!! ::)

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            « Reply #26 on: December 17, 2006, 04:03:45 PM »
            Where did it go? If you had Win98 first, you had to have some sort of CD? Is it XP Pro? Was it a legitimate disc? That's a pretty expensive thing to just misplace. Do you know Calum?

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            Re: 98 Vs XP
            « Reply #27 on: December 18, 2006, 10:19:15 AM »
            I'd try harder next time not to lose CDs which cost that much, if it's cost you a lot of money you should really look after it better . . .
            Is it legal?
            Is it Pro?
            I'll keep watching, GX1 ;)

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            Re: 98 Vs XP
            « Reply #28 on: December 18, 2006, 04:33:52 PM »
            Now you are with me, Calum.  ;)

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              Re: 98 Vs XP
              « Reply #29 on: December 19, 2006, 12:33:51 AM »
              actually, i never had such a CD i got the computer with the 2 operating systems already installed long time ago