Clear Drive but Keep OS
Posted on 2006-03-29
Coworker has a computer that has Win98, but he doesn't have the OS disk anymore. He wants to clear the drive of all programs, but keep the operating system. Add/Remove doesn't work because he moved the programs from one drive to the other when he had two in the system, and it can't find them on the old drive.
He thought there were some switches for the format command that would keep the OS but delete everything else. Is there anything like that?
He does have a spare drive that is blank. Is there a way to copy just the OS from the one to the blank one?