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cleanup old windows installations

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January 17, 2003 7:46:10 PM

Apparently I have 2 windows 2000 installations and 1 XP installation on my C: How do I clean out the 2000 installations, I'd rather not format the drive and re-install XP as I have alot of music and such that I'd rather not lose.

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January 17, 2003 10:56:09 PM

Im tellin ya, nothing makes your comp run smoother than a nice clean format and re install... besides.. just burn your mp3s on to a 700 meg cd-r, you can fit almost 200 songs on a disc, no big deal!

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January 18, 2003 6:04:30 AM

<font color=green>just burn your mp3s on to a 700 meg cd-r, you can fit almost 200 songs on a disc, no big deal!</font color=green>

How about over 5,000 songs, with the majority being 192k? :wink:

Are you just using Windows XP? I think you edit the lines out of your boot.ini file or something, and you can get to it through System Properties. (I don't have VMware installed at the moment.) Then, you can delete the partitions using PartitionMagic (if you have that). If you need a freeware partition manager, there's <A HREF="http://www.ranish.com/part/" target="_new">Ranish</A> (which I haven't tried before).

<A HREF="http://fdisk.radified.com/" target="_new">Radified FDISK Guide</A>

If it's possible, I'd try to separate your hard drive so that one partition would be for Windows and the other for your data/MP3s. If you have the time, I'd start fresh so you don't have to worry about it later.

Good luck(?) :eek: 

Bryan

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January 18, 2003 12:21:49 PM

yeah I basically deleted the user directories from the old install, and killed the WinNT folder. XP installed under Windows, then killed it in the boot.ini. Havn't had a problem yet.

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January 18, 2003 12:24:22 PM

The problem I had before with having 2 partitions, one for Windows and one for data, was the time it took to move files inbetween them. I'm impatient.

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January 18, 2003 1:20:51 PM

so just download straight onto your storage partition and/or save your toys there instead of moving them all the time

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