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The right way to uninstall Win2k pro from dualboot w98 system?

Posted on 2000-05-11
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I installed win2k on a computer with win98.
Now I would need to uninstall it.
Which is the best way to do it,
or is it like trying to uninstall IE?

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puayc earned 25 total points
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According to MS, there isn't any way to uninstall Win2k.

This is what I did to free the disk space occupied by Win2k:

1. Remove all programs installed in Win2k. (use control panel->add/remove program)
2. Remove all other data files.
3. Change Win98 as the first Boot Up choice. Set timer to 0 secs (right click "My Computer" -> Properties-> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery
4. Boot to Win98
5. Delete WinNT folder.
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by:peterx
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Hi puayc,
sorry for the delay.
MS: no way to uninstall a OS ?!*
Thanks for your answer.
peterx
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by:Century
ID: 2817597
u can use a soft like Partition Magic 5
to delete your Win 2K partition , or Re-format it and redistribute the free space ....

u can avoid the ntloader too, if u want to restore original boot, put a boot disk in your 1,44 drive and type
A:> SYS c:  to rewrite your MBR

i had use this mean and had no problem
after that i'd just remove the files
in relation with NTloader...

i use Partition Magic 5 Pro for all my
works, install , resize, free space, format ..etc....it rocks !


i hope it's help U





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by:peterx
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Hi Century!
I have fixed the 'problem' already,
but I agree, PartionMagic is a GREAT soft ;-)
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