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How to convert a duel boot to a single boot

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Anonymous
December 20, 2004 8:13:45 PM

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Six months ago finally upgraded to XPsp1. When I installed XP I used a duel
boot option, just to make sure it was stable and left WIN98. At present I
have WIN98 on C, my apps on D and XP on E. I would like to now eliminate
Win 98 altogether and just have XP on the C. Is there a way to do this
without have to reinstall everything? I do have Drive Image, so that I can
save the XP drive intact, but if I try to install the XP image over the
Win98 image on C, it will not boot.

Any ideas or referrals to a existent page that addresses this?

Thanks.


Justin
Anonymous
December 20, 2004 8:13:46 PM

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You can't arbitrarily change the boot partition drive letter, you'll need to
clean install. To do a clean install boot the Windows XP install CD-Rom.
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 to avoid unexpected drive letter
assignments with your new install.

Be sure to apply SP2 or at least these to your new install before connecting
to any network.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...

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"justin tyme" wrote:
| Six months ago finally upgraded to XPsp1. When I installed XP I used a
duel
| boot option, just to make sure it was stable and left WIN98. At present I
| have WIN98 on C, my apps on D and XP on E. I would like to now eliminate
| Win 98 altogether and just have XP on the C. Is there a way to do this
| without have to reinstall everything? I do have Drive Image, so that I
can
| save the XP drive intact, but if I try to install the XP image over the
| Win98 image on C, it will not boot.
|
| Any ideas or referrals to a existent page that addresses this?
|
| Thanks.
|
|
| Justin
|
|
!