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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:07 AM
shannac shannac is offline
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two operating systems

Some genius (ok it was me) installed Win XP with Win 98 instead of replacing it. How can I get Win 98 off the computer? I can't redo Win XP our disk was scratched beyond use.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 07:27 PM
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Hi shannac

If you installed XP after 98 you have a problem.
When you installed XP it wrote the boot files to the root
directory of Win98.
If you remove 98, you remove the boot files for XP.

I tried this about a year ago a couple of different ways
with no success without having to do a
repair install of XP afterwards. That requires the XP CD.

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Old July 10th, 2005, 10:54 PM
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Was XP installed on the same partition as Win 98????Or was it on a seperate partition or seperate Hard Drive?
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Old July 11th, 2005, 01:21 AM
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thanks for the info gstone4911.

I believe it is on the same, when I boot the computer it asks me if I want to use 98 or XP. I'm only partially computer lit Murf you have to speak in simple terms LOL.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Never mind I got tired of dealing with it and just reformatted with the recovery disk for the system. I'll just put up with WIn98 until I can get another XP disk.
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