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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 9:54:53 PM

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

I upgraded to Windows 2000 Professional with SP4. Now
windows 2000 is installed along with windows 98 and my
settings from Windows 98 along with many of my programs
don't show up in Windows 2000. Is there any way to move
everything from windows 98 into windows 2000 and then
delete windows 98?

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Anonymous
June 9, 2004 12:16:23 AM

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

What you installed is a dual-boot. You can boot with your Win98 startup disk
and issue the command
sys C:
this will rewrite the boot sector, then you can delete these files boot.ini,
ntldr, ntdetect.com, bootsect.dos, pagefile.sys and possibly ntbootdd.sys
from the root of the System partition C:\., then you can delete the Windows
2000 boot partition or \winnt directory (whichever the case) and start the
upgrade process from win9x

Save yourself some time and trouble, given that you'll more than likely end
up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left behind from
the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean install.

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks.
The set of four install disks can be created from your Win2k CD-rom; change
to the \bootdisk directory on the cd-rom and execute makeboot.exe (from dos)
or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the prompts.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will
proceed.

Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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"Aaron Abell" wrote:
|I upgraded to Windows 2000 Professional with SP4. Now
| windows 2000 is installed along with windows 98 and my
| settings from Windows 98 along with many of my programs
| don't show up in Windows 2000. Is there any way to move
| everything from windows 98 into windows 2000 and then
| delete windows 98?
|
!