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question about hard drives???

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hashim, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. hashim

    hashim Thread Starter

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    Hi. My computer is an IBM Pentium 2 running Windows 98. I have 3 hard drives.

    C:\ 1.90 GB USED
    95 MB FREE

    D:\ 173 MB USED
    1.82 GB FREE

    E:\ 19.4 MB USED
    1.97 GB FREE

    I really would like to upgrade my operating system to Win ME, 2000 or XP. I realize that with XP, I would have to improve the system a bit. Here is my question.

    I have tried to install Win 2000 but each time there is an error. Windows is stored in my C:\ drive. As I mentioned, there is not much free space on the drive. How can I upgrade if I don't havr that much space? Can I move programs to another drive? If that is possible, how do I do it without creating errors, such as locating lost icons or lost programs? Can I just install the operating system on the D:\ or E:\ drive?

    I don't really understand what I can do. Any help is greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays.
     
  2. Rockn

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    A clean installation is always your best bet to get a good OS when you are done. Is the copy of Win2k an upgrade or a full copy? If it's a full copy I would format your C: drive and start completely from scratch. Upgrades to drives that are cluttered almost always causes problems.
     
  3. hashim

    hashim Thread Starter

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    How would I do that? If I format the drive won't Windows be lost?

    Yes, the copy of Win2000 is a full copy.

    What do I need to do now?

    Thanks.
     
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