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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ubwalkin, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. ubwalkin

    ubwalkin Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I have a computer made from scratch. No preloaded anything on the harddrive. I first partitioned the HD and loaded windows 2000 prof. I then wanted to expand my partition and was told to reload windows, so I did. Well, I decided to rid myself of partitions and reloaded windows for the 3rd time. Now when I boot up, I have 4 windows OS to choose from. How can I get rid of the previous versions so I will only have one OS to choose from. Thank you for your help. Im pulling my hair out.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Boot with the win2k cd. Since you have four partitions, you will need to repeat this procedure three times. Choose install from the menu; choose to install to a partiton you already installed to. Now read the menu carefully; you will be given the option to delete the partition do so. Choose another partition to install to and delete the partition; repeat untill you have no partitions on the disk. It will show as raw / unformatted. Now you can create one or more partitions and format with ntfs.

    I like to put the os in its own partition; use 5-10 gig for win2k. After you are done installing you can create extended / logical drives in disk management.

    Install in this order.
    OS
    Install sp4
    Install chipset / mb drivers
    Install sound, nic, modem, raid, drivers
    Install video driver last.
     
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