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I need to F disk and I'm not sure how. I've saved what I want on disk, now I want to get rid of Windows Me, and install Windows 2000 pro. Please help!
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by:kgii
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Why would you Fdisk your drive when you can upgrade to Win2000 pro without formatting the drive. All you have to do is just start your win ME then insert win2000 CD in your cd-rom and it will auto run asking you if you wanna upgrade or do a clean install. If you choose to upgrade Win Me will be replaced by 2000. If you choose to do a clean install then you must choose another partition than the "win me" one and then install your win 2000, in this case you will have a dual OS in your PC, Win Me and Win 2000. In either case follow the instructions after you choose what type if installation.
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by:elecfire101
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I tried that, But I must have done it wrong and choose another partion. I also wanted to clean the harddrive because I got this pc second hand.
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by:elecfire101
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Now I have Me and 2000 and only 1.34 gb of memory left.
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elecfire101

Start from the beginning, you mention in your question about getting rid of WinME and install Windows 2000 so for the moment forget about the dual boot and concentrate on installing Windows 2000.

2 Ways of doing it:

1. Either create a FDISK and reinstall Windows 2000
or
2. Boot from Windows 2000 CD and create new partitions from the setup.

1. Do you have a FDISK floppy? If not then (within WindowsME) go to http://www.23cc.com/free-fdisk/ 
download FDISK and create your disk.

Restart your PC with the new FDISK (Make sure you've backed up everything you wanted)

The PC should boot from the floppy. At the A:\ type in FDISK, i.e A:\FDISK

Say yes when prompting for treating hard disks as large

You will see 4 options, select the delete option and delete all partitions. (Remember that you must delete from the lowest partition number to the highest, e.g if you have drives C: D: and E: then delete it in this order E: D: C:

Exit when finished and restart PC with Windows 2000 CD in it, take Floppy out.

Windows 2000 setup will load and you can install a fresh copy of Windows 2000. When you get to your partition menu you will see no partitions, create it/them and format it with NTFS to install setup files.
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by:kgii
ID: 8082481
If you wanna clean up the hard disk and start a real "clean install" then I would follow the above poster's comment by booting from the CD-Rom with Win2000 Pro in it. Of course win2000 pro CD must be bootable for this method to work. When the setup starts choose the partition where ME resides and choose format using NTFS. After win2000 is installed you can format the other partitions using the disk manager within win2000.
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by:kgii
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If you wanna clean up the hard disk and start a real "clean install" then I would follow the above poster's comment by booting from the CD-Rom with Win2000 Pro in it. Of course win2000 pro CD must be bootable for this method to work. When the setup starts choose the partition where ME resides and choose format using NTFS. After win2000 is installed you can format the other partitions using the disk manager within win2000.
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by:elecfire101
ID: 8082505
Thanks, that worked.
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