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buckshotdad1960

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    How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
    « on: May 04, 2009, 02:41:20 PM »
    I want to put windows xp professional on here but I don't have the disk to remove 98se. I want to clean the computer of as much as i can so i have room for the new xp to go on. Any ideas as to how i would do it?

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    Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
    « Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 04:44:26 PM »
    Boot from the XP install disk.

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    Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
    « Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 04:46:41 PM »
    The XP disk will format your hard drive. Just boot to the disk and enter setup. Press F8 to agree to the license agreement. Then follow this order:

    1. Delete partitions
    2. Create a new partition
    3. Format your partition (to set up windows on the selected item press enter)

    Before you do this, you will want to make sure that your computer meets the minimun system requirements. If you run XP with less than 512MB of RAM, your computer will be very slow.
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      Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
      « Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 05:19:28 PM »
      Ok, thanks guys! If its just that simple i'll put it in. I just wanted to make sure i didn't wind up with both 98 and xp on the computer!

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      Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
      « Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 05:22:50 PM »
      So what are the computer's specs? Ram, hard drive, processor etc...
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        Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
        « Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 07:07:57 AM »
        i don't know about all that but i do know it has 320 mb of ram so it is going to be slow. i also noticed today a few problems. one thing that has me concerned is that while i was installing it told me twice that my boot sector had changed and that i may have a virus. i also noticed in my task master that i have both Iass and Lass. Which one is the good one and which is the bad? And how do i get rid of the bad?

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        Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
        « Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 05:28:10 PM »
        If you wipe the partition and follow the installation steps any baddies you may have will be gone...
        Select Delete partition in setup and then re-create it.
           
         
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        Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
        « Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 09:52:48 PM »
        i don't know about all that but i do know it has 320 mb of ram so it is going to be slow. i also noticed today a few problems. one thing that has me concerned is that while i was installing it told me twice that my boot sector had changed and that i may have a virus. i also noticed in my task master that i have both Iass and Lass. Which one is the good one and which is the bad? And how do i get rid of the bad?

        You're doing something wrong.

        Did you boot to the CD? Do this:

        When you first turn your computer on, before windows loads, you will see a message that says to press a certain key to enter setup. Pay attention, as the message may flash very quickly. It is usually an Fkey or esc or del. Tap this key as the computer starts up - before windows starts to load.

        This will take you into BIOS. You use the arrow keys to navigate through BIOS.

        In BIOS you want to look for Boot order or Boot sequence or maybe even just Boot. You want to set your CD drive as the first boot device. You usually use the plus and minus keys to move your devices around in the boot order.

        Once you have your CD drive set as the first boot device, place the CD in the master CD drive. Now exit setup and SAVE changes (F10).

        The computer will now reboot. You may see a message that says: "Press any key to boot to CD". Just keep tapping the space bar as the computer is starting back up (before windows loads). You will hear the Cd start spinning in the drive and see a blue sceen with the word "setup" at the top.

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        The XP disk will format your hard drive. Just boot to the disk and enter setup. Press F8 to agree to the license agreement. Then follow this order:

        1. Delete partitions
        2. Create a new partition
        3. Format your partition (to set up windows on the selected item press enter)
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        Re: How do you delete 98se without the installer disk?
        « Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 12:03:30 AM »
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        one thing that has me concerned is that while i was installing it told me twice that my boot sector had changed and that i may have a virus.

        Sounds like you have "virus alert" or something similar enabled in your BIOS as well.
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