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Dual OS?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cowboytakeme, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. cowboytakeme

    cowboytakeme Thread Starter

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    I loaded Windows 2000 to my PC and was under the impression that it would automatically overwrite/uninstall 98. No go. The install went well, no glitches at all, but 98 is still running. How do I get 2000 to run and get rid of 98? (if this makes a differnece, I loaded 2000 becasue I just got a cable modem and needed it)
    Thanks!
     
  2. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Which folder was used to install Windows 2000? Which folder is being used by Windows 98?

    As Default, windows will install in the C:\Windows folder. If during Installation another OS is detected, it will install in another folder such as, Windows.001 or so.

    Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the root directory (C:\ folder). select Tools from the Explorer menu, then Folder Options. Click on the View tab and select "Show Hidden files and folders". Look for the MSDOS.sys file. While holding down the Shift key, right click on this file and select Open With. Select notepad from the list of programs. Do not check the box labeled "Always use this program to open this type of file". Click on OK (Open). Copy and paste the contents of this file in a reply. We will need both, the informatiopn as to where both OS were installed and the contents of the MSDOS.sys file.
     
  3. cowboytakeme

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    I'm at work now but I'll do that when I get home, and THANKS!
     
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