Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Trouble deleting a Win2K installation off an NTFS partition

Posted on 2004-04-20
3
185 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have a 20GB unpartitioned hard disk and a single-volume 80GB hard disk with Windows 2000 on it (set up as a standalone/workgroup computer) and about 60GB of precious data. I plan to do a clean install of Windows XP on the 20GB disk and I want to delete the entire Windows 2000 installation off the 80GB hard disk first, leaving only my data. However, formatting or deleting the whole partition is out of the question, as there is too much data to consider backing up and I don't have a DVD writer. And as it is an NTFS partition, I can't simply boot from a Windows 98 boot disk and delete what I want. I have tried booting off the Windows XP CD and using its Recovery Console, but that won't really allow me to do anything because of all the security.

ALSO, if I find a way of deleting the entire Win2K installation but leaving my data, then go and install XP on the 20GB, will XP be able to read my data, as the Win2K Security Accounts Manager containing the details of permissions to my data will be gone?
0
Comment
Question by:adrianobush
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
matalyn1016 earned 250 total points
ID: 10876128
This link should help with your 2000 uninstall - http://www.budja.com/w2k/uninstall_w2k.html

As for the data you have a couple of options. You can use the File Transfer Wizard after you setup XP on the new drive. It’s fairly straightforward. Or you can simply import the foreign disk to the new XP drive through Disk Management. The process is easy unless you are using EFS on NTFS.

Hope this helps.
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Users of Windows 10 Professional can disable automatic reboots using the policy editor. This tool is not included in the Windows home edition. But don't worry! Follow the instructions below to install (a Win7) policy editor on your Windows 10 Home e…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question