question about hard drives???

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hashim

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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.
 
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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.
 

hashim

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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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