want to rid windows 2000

July 9, 2009 at 19:10:05
Specs: Windows Vista
I have install both window Me and 2000 on the same hard drive.
How do I get rid of win 2000?

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#1
July 9, 2009 at 23:42:38
So you have two OS on one partition or you have one OS on each partitions?

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#2
December 9, 2009 at 19:00:49
Why would you want to get rid of Win 2K instead of ME? Win 2K is the better of the two.

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#3
March 29, 2010 at 16:45:59
Well, just to answer your question...(although 2K is better than ME in my opinion)
1) BACKUP!!! If you are going to even attempt the following steps backup! You could loose everything following this, and if you dont know what you are doing, then dont even try this
I dont know exact system specs, and anything and everything might go wrong! I wont take any liability for anything that may go wrong (HDD blow up, RAM melting, Aliens invading...ect)

2) Download Gparted from here and burn to a CD
3) Boot into the live CD
4) Select and Delete the disk partition with windows 2K on it
5)Either create a new partition, or expand the ME partition
6) Apply, and exit the CD
7) Boot into winodows ME, perform a scandisk on the drive to make sure there are no problems
8) To remove the windows 2000 bootloader, boot into a DOS floppy, and type in fdisk /mbr

Like I mentioned before, I dont know your exact setup, and this may break things you want or need. It may stop your PC from working alltoghether. If any of this does not make much sense, then dont attempt it.

Like I said before, I dont take any responsobility for any damage


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#4
March 30, 2010 at 14:06:54
Which OS was installed first; 2000 or Me?

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#5
April 1, 2010 at 13:30:28
mmm simple without any add-in or addtionals bootdisks... BUT first very wise and useful to know:

What is partitioning of hard-drive as is now - with both ME and W2K installed

What is installed where?

Which went in first?


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#6
April 1, 2010 at 14:19:58
thomasad's advice would be catastrophic if W2K is on the first partition.

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#7
April 1, 2010 at 14:25:44
It would indeed be catastrophic if W2K is in first partition as Wanderer neatly puts it.

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#8
April 1, 2010 at 14:27:31
Exactly the reason for my question. This could be a pretty simple fix or a pretty involved fix but there's no reason to destroy all the data on the drive.

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#9
April 8, 2010 at 06:46:41
If you have removed the Windows 2000 partition, do not make the Windows ME drive larger as this may cause damage to the file system. I have tried the same thing in my computer (my older Pentium 66 was not fast enough with 2000 and much faster with ME), and enlarging the Windows ME drive caused my computer unbootable.

You should not remove ME if you have changed your partition layout since you installed ME, because ME logs the partition settings at a file (i don't remember the name), and when you uninstall Windows ME, it tries to restore the partition just like before Windows ME installed.


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