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Anonymous
August 3, 2004 2:34:23 PM

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

O.K. here goes...
I had a problem with Win98 would not boot up on a Dell
Dimensions did all the contacting Dell stuff, turns out we
have lost the reinstall disk. Anyway I got Win2000 I went
to DOS and backed up important files then I went to do a
clean install under the assumption that it would erase
everything and install windows 2000. Well I still have the
Win98 op system. I have read through the discussions and
have found this advice from David Patrick..."To do a clean
install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or
setupdisks. The set of four install disks can be created
from your Windows 2000CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk
directory on the CD-Rom and executemakeboot.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 partitionsfound. 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."

If I do this will I loose all of my files, do I need to
back up and then reinstall EVERYTHING?????

Thanks, Kristen
Anonymous
August 3, 2004 4:46:32 PM

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

Then you have installed a dual-boot. If both OS's are installed to the same
partition then there won't be a clean break as they share some files and or
folders. Best to do a clean install.

First Control Panel|System|Startup /Shutdown, choose the correct System
Startup option as default, then you'll need to delete the options you want
removed from the boot.ini, it's a system, hidden file in the root of the
system partition C:\. So you'll need to show-all-files, hidden, system, in
Explorer. You should end up with something like this. The timeout value is
not functional when there is only one startup choice. Then you can remove
the \windows directory (assuming Windows 2000 is installed in \winnt)

The line your going to remove from the boot.ini will be similar to
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000"
/fastdetect

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Kristen" wrote:
| O.K. here goes...
| I had a problem with Win98 would not boot up on a Dell
| Dimensions did all the contacting Dell stuff, turns out we
| have lost the reinstall disk. Anyway I got Win2000 I went
| to DOS and backed up important files then I went to do a
| clean install under the assumption that it would erase
| everything and install windows 2000. Well I still have the
| Win98 op system. I have read through the discussions and
| have found this advice from David Patrick..."To do a clean
| install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or
| setupdisks. The set of four install disks can be created
| from your Windows 2000CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk
| directory on the CD-Rom and executemakeboot.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 partitionsfound. 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."
|
| If I do this will I loose all of my files, do I need to
| back up and then reinstall EVERYTHING?????
|
| Thanks, Kristen
|
Anonymous
August 3, 2004 4:46:33 PM

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

David,
THANK YOU! I was afraid of that, oh well I have to do
what I have to do...
>-----Original Message-----
>Then you have installed a dual-boot. If both OS's are
installed to the same
>partition then there won't be a clean break as they share
some files and or
>folders. Best to do a clean install.
>
>First Control Panel|System|Startup /Shutdown, choose the
correct System
>Startup option as default, then you'll need to delete the
options you want
>removed from the boot.ini, it's a system, hidden file in
the root of the
>system partition C:\. So you'll need to show-all-files,
hidden, system, in
>Explorer. You should end up with something like this. The
timeout value is
>not functional when there is only one startup choice.
Then you can remove
>the \windows directory (assuming Windows 2000 is
installed in \winnt)
>
>The line your going to remove from the boot.ini will be
similar to
>C:\="Microsoft Windows"
>
>[boot loader]
>timeout=30
>default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
>[operating systems]
>multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft
Windows 2000"
>/fastdetect
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in
newsgroup.
>Microsoft Certified Professional
>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>"Kristen" wrote:
>| O.K. here goes...
>| I had a problem with Win98 would not boot up on a Dell
>| Dimensions did all the contacting Dell stuff, turns out
we
>| have lost the reinstall disk. Anyway I got Win2000 I
went
>| to DOS and backed up important files then I went to do a
>| clean install under the assumption that it would erase
>| everything and install windows 2000. Well I still have
the
>| Win98 op system. I have read through the discussions and
>| have found this advice from David Patrick..."To do a
clean
>| install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or
>| setupdisks. The set of four install disks can be created
>| from your Windows 2000CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk
>| directory on the CD-Rom and executemakeboot.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 partitionsfound. 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."
>|
>| If I do this will I loose all of my files, do I need to
>| back up and then reinstall EVERYTHING?????
>|
>| Thanks, Kristen
>|
>
>
>.
>
!