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Anonymous
June 30, 2004 11:38:13 AM

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

I am trying to upgrade my computer from windows 98 to
windows 2000. I have 2 hard drives, one with 2 GB that is
practically full (around 50 MB available space) and
antother that has about 8.5 GB full. Windows 98 is
installed on the full drive. When i try to upgrade I am
told that i do not have enough disk space. I am assuming
that since windows 98 is installed on the full drive then
that is the drive I would have to install the new version
to as well. Is there any way around this so that I might
be able to install windows 2000 to the D drive and forego
having the erase files on my D drive? Is there a safe way
to move files from my full drive to my empty drive that
will not cause pathing and "file not found" errors. What
can I do? Any help would be appreciated.

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Anonymous
June 30, 2004 11:48:29 AM

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

UPDATE:
It occurs to me that I may not have 2 different hard
drives, as this is a laptop. It may be one hard drive
partitioned into a C and D drive, of which the C is the
full 2 GB drive and the D is the empty 9 GB. How can I
verify that this is on partitioned drive or 2 seperate
drives? Does it matter? Thanks
>-----Original Message-----
>I am trying to upgrade my computer from windows 98 to
>windows 2000. I have 2 hard drives, one with 2 GB that
is
>practically full (around 50 MB available space) and
>antother that has about 8.5 GB full. Windows 98 is
>installed on the full drive. When i try to upgrade I am
>told that i do not have enough disk space. I am assuming
>that since windows 98 is installed on the full drive then
>that is the drive I would have to install the new version
>to as well. Is there any way around this so that I might
>be able to install windows 2000 to the D drive and forego
>having the erase files on my D drive? Is there a safe
way
>to move files from my full drive to my empty drive that
>will not cause pathing and "file not found" errors. What
>can I do? Any help would be appreciated.
>.
>
June 30, 2004 12:35:57 PM

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

Get a Zip disk.. back your information you wnat to keep
up.. and re-format the single drive to one large partiton.
>-----Original Message-----
>UPDATE:
>It occurs to me that I may not have 2 different hard
>drives, as this is a laptop. It may be one hard drive
>partitioned into a C and D drive, of which the C is the
>full 2 GB drive and the D is the empty 9 GB. How can I
>verify that this is on partitioned drive or 2 seperate
>drives? Does it matter? Thanks
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I am trying to upgrade my computer from windows 98 to
>>windows 2000. I have 2 hard drives, one with 2 GB that
>is
>>practically full (around 50 MB available space) and
>>antother that has about 8.5 GB full. Windows 98 is
>>installed on the full drive. When i try to upgrade I am
>>told that i do not have enough disk space. I am assuming
>>that since windows 98 is installed on the full drive then
>>that is the drive I would have to install the new version
>>to as well. Is there any way around this so that I might
>>be able to install windows 2000 to the D drive and forego
>>having the erase files on my D drive? Is there a safe
>way
>>to move files from my full drive to my empty drive that
>>will not cause pathing and "file not found" errors. What
>>can I do? Any help would be appreciated.
>>.
>>
>.
>
June 30, 2004 9:38:23 PM

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

you can choose which partition to install to during the text based setup of
win2000 and put it on the partition that is your D drive without reformatting
the drive. however, you wont be able to upgrade that way

you could instead empty the D drive partion and use partion magic to combine
the two partitions making it into a single drive and then do the upgrade
without loosing your windows 98

this all assumes that it is indeed a single drive. you can verify that by
running fdisk and see if there in one or two dirves. if there are two there
would be and option 5 in the first menu that allows you to choose which drive
to work on

if you actually had two drives you could put a system on drive d and copy
all the files (this is tricky because of hidden files) to that drive then
remove the c drive and, assuming you now boot from what was the d drive as the
c drive, you could then upgrade, having lots of space.

now that i think of it, you could copy the "windows" and "program files"
folders" to the d drive and it would probable upgrade that without all the
trouble of my other suggestions. i would try this first. it may not work
because the registry entries are all C: but the setup program might fix those



In article <2380b01c45eb1$4e6cec00$a301280a@phx.gbl>,
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>UPDATE:
>It occurs to me that I may not have 2 different hard
>drives, as this is a laptop. It may be one hard drive
>partitioned into a C and D drive, of which the C is the
>full 2 GB drive and the D is the empty 9 GB. How can I
>verify that this is on partitioned drive or 2 seperate
>drives? Does it matter? Thanks
>>-----Original Message-----
>>I am trying to upgrade my computer from windows 98 to
>>windows 2000. I have 2 hard drives, one with 2 GB that
>is
>>practically full (around 50 MB available space) and
>>antother that has about 8.5 GB full. Windows 98 is
>>installed on the full drive. When i try to upgrade I am
>>told that i do not have enough disk space. I am assuming
>>that since windows 98 is installed on the full drive then
>>that is the drive I would have to install the new version
>>to as well. Is there any way around this so that I might
>>be able to install windows 2000 to the D drive and forego
>>having the erase files on my D drive? Is there a safe
>way
>>to move files from my full drive to my empty drive that
>>will not cause pathing and "file not found" errors. What
>>can I do? Any help would be appreciated.
>>.
>>
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