Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Couple more dumb questions about windows XP Pro

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
October 22, 2002 9:21:23 PM

OK...how do I get rid of the "Wizards" that keep popping up on XP Pro...and if I decide to take it off and restore my original windows 2000, how do I do it without losing programs. Seems like I found it before, but I can't get it now. I just get to "system restore," which is going to remove things I don't want removed. And can someone explain why Windows XP Pro decides to capitalize file names..yuk!
October 23, 2002 12:03:25 AM

What kind of "Wizards"? If you're referring to the <b>Welcome Screen</b>, you can disable it from group policy, gpedit.msc > local computer policy > administrative templates > system > logon
I don't believe it's possible to install Windows 2000 over XP (downgrading), you may install 2000 on a different partition...
(I don't have the "capitalize file names" problem, can't help you...)

Don't listen to a newbie, listen to the <A HREF="http://evilcity.com/" target="_new">evilness</A> inside you...
October 23, 2002 1:16:52 AM

I'm referring to the "Scanning Wizard." Don't need it to pop up every time I insert a disk in my e-film reader. I want to take Pro off...I think I can do that by going back to the first day and check. The capitalize file names problem may be in the trial version...
Related resources
October 23, 2002 1:43:25 AM

Nope...I have windows 2000 on first and than overwrote 2000 with XP Pro trial version...How do I remove the PRO without disturbing the programs???
October 23, 2002 4:36:09 AM

This so called "scanning wizard" is autoplay, you can turn it off from group policy, local computer policy > administrative templates > system > turn off autoplay.
or user configuraion > administrative templates > system > turn off autoplay.

I've never installed the trial version... I don't know how you can just <b>uninstall</b> XP and keep the original 2000, sorry... The trial version might have an option to let you reverse the installation of xp (not sure)

Don't listen to a newbie, listen to the <A HREF="http://evilcity.com/" target="_new">evilness</A> inside you...
October 23, 2002 6:34:28 AM

When you upgrade to XP, you have the option during the upgrade of making a backup restore file so you can "uninstall" XP. If you did that, then you can definitely remove it and get win2k back, although since I've never had to do it, I couldn't tell you how.

Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
October 23, 2002 3:32:10 PM

Ahhh!!! No return to 2000 option available. How do I reformat the entire hard drive? Everything's gotta go!
And thanks everyone!
October 23, 2002 4:06:14 PM

Boot with Windows 2000 CD and format.

Don't listen to a newbie, listen to the <A HREF="http://evilcity.com/" target="_new">evilness</A> inside you...
October 24, 2002 4:43:27 PM

as mentioned

this time dont kill 2k with xp ;) 

If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
October 25, 2002 11:39:43 AM

Would Restore Point work in this situation?

<font color=red><b>We all love disassembling things to see how it works,
but who wants to put it back together again?
!