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remove one os on server

Posted on 2004-10-31
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14

I have win 2000 server and 2003 on one server, how can I remove one?  thx
Question by:mcrmg
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ID: 12458825
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

Check if that solves your issue


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ID: 12458851
I got C:\windows is not internal ....external commend
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ID: 12458859
Is 2000 and 2003 same partition or different partition ?

when you give %systemroot% , you donot get any folders open ?
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Author Comment

ID: 12458866

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

worst case, how can I do a clean install...thx
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Expert Comment

ID: 12458869
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.

Author Comment

ID: 12458880
actually, I just need one..........how can I do a clean install...thx
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Accepted Solution

sunray_2003 earned 800 total points
ID: 12458897
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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