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How to delete windows 2000 but keep XP

Posted on 2008-06-26
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I have a laptop which initially had Windows 2000. I installed Windows XP last night but I was unable to format the drive / partition and now I have a choice between Windows XP and 2000 when I start up. How can I uninstall windows 2000 or delete that part of the partition?
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by:slam69
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did you intsall xp over the top or put into another partition? if you put in as another partition then its now a little bit messy as you have partitioned youru drive and getting it back to one partition will be awkward
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by:slam69
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why were you unable to format the drive in teh first place?

My reommendation would be now pull all your data etc onto a USB, reformt repartition to one space and reinstall xp and then drop your data back on
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heres how the upgrade shoudl have been done

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_2kupgrade.asp
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by:Dustballs
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As far as I know I created it on the same one. I didn't have the option to create a new partition or delete the existing partition because the files were being used by windows
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by:KCTS
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I would be tempted to install again and zap Win2000 you can use the partition manager in setup to delete/create partitions - nice guide at http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_pro_install_-_graphic.htm
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Great minds KCTS lol
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>> files were being used by windows <<

Boot from the CD and install afresh
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by:Dustballs
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I figured I might of had to do that ... Just have to get everything done in the next couple of hours. I thought there might have been a quicker way to just delete that version of windows. I'm booting it from d and formatting everything so hopefully it will work ok
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