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Formatting windows xp (NTFS Format) installed, and install..

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April 16, 2004 6:53:56 AM

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Hi

How can I format my pc with windows home xp installed
(NTFS file format) and installing windows 2000 afterwards?
I dont have hard disk partitions and I do not wish to
have any partitions once i installed windows 2000.
Thanks and best regards!
Jj
Anonymous
April 19, 2004 5:28:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

jj wrote:
> *Hi
>
> How can I format my pc with windows home xp installed
> (NTFS file format) and installing windows 2000 afterwards?
> I dont have hard disk partitions and I do not wish to
> have any partitions once i installed windows 2000.
> Thanks and best regards!
> Jj *

Jj,
You obviously have not done this before. Windows can only be installed
on a formatted drive and you can only format a partitioned drive. What
you have is one drive with one large partition. If I may, why do you
wish to install an older OS? It can be done, you just have to
completely wipe the hard drive in order for the older setup to run.



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Anonymous
April 20, 2004 12:16:12 AM

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jj

Just boot from your Win2000 CD and start a new installation. When asked
where to install Win2000 you will see a screen with your current partition.
This screen allows you to delete your current partition, and - in the next
step - create and format a new partition.

Best regards

Bjorn
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"jj" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi
>
>How can I format my pc with windows home xp installed
>(NTFS file format) and installing windows 2000 afterwards?
>I dont have hard disk partitions and I do not wish to
>have any partitions once i installed windows 2000.
>Thanks and best regards!
>Jj
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