How to uninstall windows xp

Dell / D300xt laptop
January 14, 2009 at 04:21:57
Specs: Windows XP, 128mb
How do I uninstall windows xp out of this older laptop when I'/m getting an error message unmountable boot volume. I would like to get rid of this so I can load windows 2000.

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#1
January 14, 2009 at 05:54:20
Download and burn to a CD, gparted. Boot the laptop with the CD. Ckick on gparted, highlight the partition, click partition from the top bar, choose format to NTFS. Then right click on the bottom icon and choose apply all operations.

It can also be done with fdisk if you want to download something from bootdisk.com
Gparted is good have.


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#2
January 14, 2009 at 07:44:50
All you have to do is boot off the Win2K CD. You can do all the partitioning & formatting during setup.

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win...


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#3
January 14, 2009 at 08:19:57
Jam, since when does MS allow one to install a previous version of Windows?

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#4
January 14, 2009 at 08:36:06
During the 2K setup (as well at NT and XP), you can format the partition and then install the OS. Doesn't matter what OS is presently installed.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
January 14, 2009 at 09:55:32
janicer1, I hope you are aware that if you are planning on using an 'upgrade' 2K install CD, you will need a CD of a 'older' version of windows to prove prior ownership.

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#6
January 14, 2009 at 10:03:14
What does that mean. when I bought this computer it didn'/t have a os on it so I thought I could just stick my windows xp disk that came with my dell it worked for a while then we get a blue screen not. so your tell telling me that I would have to have another os prior to installing windows 2000. I also would like to know the steps that have to be taken to burn a cd I'/ve been trying to no avail.

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#7
January 14, 2009 at 12:50:02
OEM discs are a bit different than Microsoft discs.

OEM install CDs do not need proof of prior ownersgip of windows. But they are normally locked to one motherboard. If you purchased an OEM install CD and it has not been used to install windows on another system, there should not be a problem.

Window's 'upgrade' CDs require proof of ownership of an older version of Windows to install.


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#8
January 15, 2009 at 10:37:38
"your tell telling me that I would have to have another os prior to installing windows 2000"

Only if you have an Upgrade CD. Obviously you don't have a CD...yet.

"I also would like to know the steps that have to be taken to burn a cd I'/ve been trying to no avail"

If you're doing what I think you're doing, you have an ISO file. All you have to do is fire up ImgBurn & follow this steps:

1. What would you like to do?

Click "Write image file to disc":

http://www.swmag.cz/data/2008-02_cl...

2. Please select a file...

Click the "browse for a file..." icon & find your ISO:

http://www.videohelp.com/toolsimage...

3. Make sure the destination drive is correct, select a write speed, then click the green arrow to Burn!


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#9
January 15, 2009 at 10:48:17
moved up.....

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