uninstall windows 2000

I can´t find how to remove windows 2000 from my computer. I am sharing 98 and 2000 but I am running out of space.
¿ is is possible to remove 2000 ?
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on the same partition or different partition.

javachatAuthor Commented:
I think is in the same partition. Windows 98 was already installed in the computer and using the whole disk.

Hi jaychatt,

Win 2000 (beta 3) and Win 98 on same partition ????

I just had the same problem (and still have), and postd a question in the windows98 area a few weeks ago.
In fact, my dual-boot installation of Win98 and Win2000 failed completely, because both were on the same partition, so you understand I am very curious to hear you also run both on the same partition. Do you manage to start Win2000?? In my case, 2000 keeps hanging during start-up and never gets out.
After encountering these problems, I carefully read the booklet and saw it should be installed on separate partitions, because some of the files are used by both and get mixed up. This as also the answer from Dennis (expert of the week on the left top of this page), and he recommended me to reformat the partition and re-install Win98 from scratch without 2000.

Today, I have still not had the courage to do this, and still have both OS installed, with only one of them working, but with lots of strange behaviour.

I have looked anywhere for Uninstall files for 2000 (Beta 3), but they simply don't exist on this Beta version.

I'm afraid the only options you have are to delete the c:\WINNT directory (containing 2000) and try to look in 98 still runs OK if both on same partition (should free about 400 Meg). If both operating systems run okay today this should not cause any functioning trouble.

If they are on separated partitions, it should be simple, just format the partition of Win2000 (after having copied eventual programs/data to the other partition).

Waiting for other comments and curious,

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Being re-interseted in the thing (I will uninstall it anyway, but not sure how yet), I found following interesting Website:


javachatAuthor Commented:
Hello calacuccia

This world is for intrepids. Your help worked. I need to make some adjustments.

First create a bootable disk from ms-dos prompt. Use: format a: /s

After that copy the sys.com file to the diskette.

Boot the computer with the bootable disk and make the sys c:

Follow the instructions in the web page
your sent me. ( he only mistake is the sys c: instruction ) All the other steps are right.

Thanks I got rid of that awful stuff and I recover more than 500 mb


I think you deserve the points, please make the proposal.


OK javachat, here I go,

guess I found some help for myself too. I will follow and am helped by your positive experience.

Cheers, Calacuccia

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