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Can I remove WIN98SE after W2K Clean Install?

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I tried to do a clean install of W2K, but the setup said it needed to be run under windows. I installed WIN98SE standard install. I then ran W2K with the clean install option, not the update option. I have now updated to SVC Pack 4 and all the updates.

WINNT is the standard W2K folder.
WINDOWS is the WIN98SE folder
Can I delete the Windows folder that contains WIN98SE?
I do not want a dual OS or the children running the old system.

My gut feeling is there is not a problem, but I need to KNOW before giving the kids the system. Of course, they were expecting the system last week, so this question falls under the urgency category
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello avgplusguy =)

Are u having two choices of Win2K and Win98 on the black screen when u start ur system,,,, or it boots straight into Win2k ??
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If you have both OS's installed in the same partition (when you run Win2k and see the folder Win98 in C:\) you can delete the folder of Win98, but do not forget to update boot.ini file.

Run search boot.ini (it may be hidden and then you must enable all files to be displayed before.)
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I have two choices. WIN2K is the default fast choice and I changed the sign in time to 2 secs. This is a standalone and not part of a network. Professional version.
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ok so what does ur boot.ini file says,,,,, can u paste here its contents after opening it in notepad ??

u can find it on the root of ur C: drive
but u have to change the default folder options in order to view it >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311578&sd=tech#2
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by:avgplusguy
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[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

I thought I had backed it up before I updated it, but noooo
The line which I deleted, was the last line and said something like C:\"Microsoft Windows"
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by:avgplusguy
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This is what my boot.ini should look like. I just needed someone knowledgable to tell me that the old WIN98SE folder which is named C:\Windows was ok for deletion.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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yes if u have edited the boot.ini file,.... then u can delete the Win98 C:\Windows folder.
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by:oubernie
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In fact it can be deleted. the folder for windows 2000 is C:\WINNT and Windows 98SE is C:\windows idem for Win XP
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by:oubernie
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I had the same problem and found the solution here. I deleted the XP folder from the default OS (Windows 2000 Pro) and changed the boot.ini file. check this URL for how to do it. At the end, you will no longer have two choices when you boot windows.


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311578&sd=tech#2 
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