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Posted on 2004-10-31
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hi,

I have win 2000 server and 2003 on one server, how can I remove one?  thx
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    by:sunray_2003
    When you restart your system , do you have the choice of going into 2000 and going into 2003 ?
    If you do get then go inside one that you want to have. Let us say you are going inside 2000

    go to start > run and typein: %systemroot% and press Enter
    check what folder opens like C:\windows.

    If the above is true then 2000 is installed in Windows. Then go and delete the folder in C in which 2003 is installed maybe c:\WINNT.

    Then go to boot.ini and remove 2003 entry

    HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311578&sd=tech

    Check if that solves your issue

    SR..
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    by:mcrmg
    I got C:\windows is not internal ....external commend
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    by:sunray_2003
    Is 2000 and 2003 same partition or different partition ?

    when you give %systemroot% , you donot get any folders open ?
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    by:mcrmg
    same...........

    no.....i got that err msg........

    worst case, how can I do a clean install...thx
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    by:sunray_2003
    basically installing 2 OS on the same partition is not good or even advisable.

    if you donot have any data on both of them , just put in the CD (any one of them) , partition your hard disk into 2 and then install each OS in one.
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    by:mcrmg
    actually, I just need one..........how can I do a clean install...thx
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    just insert the OS CD you need and then format the hard disk and then install the OS.. that way you can remove the other OS and do a fresh install
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