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trying to un-install windows 2000 professional

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by carlio21, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. carlio21

    carlio21 Thread Starter

    Oct 5, 2003
    here's the deal. i was given a gateway computer that had windows 2000 on it, the problem was it had a messed-up onboard video and onboard sound problem. so i put in a pci video card and a pci soundcard and installed window 98se on it and it works great. the problem i have is this.....
    everytime it boots up it ask what version to use.....?
    i wanna eliminate the windows 2000 professional and use windows 98 only. how do i do this?
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    Your path is unclear! Please clarify what action you took. Are you running Win98 or Win2K? You can not install Win98 over Win2K on the Hard Drive (HDD) without either re-partitioning to a FAT32 partition; re-formatting, then installing Win98 and the Audio, Video and Modem drivers or creating a new partition using DriveImage or another similar third-party utility and installing Win98 to that new partition.

    Please see the following printable Starting From Scratch tutorial

    Try this fix first:

    1. If user profiles are setup, if not disregard this step: In the Users Control Panel (Start;Settings; Control Panel; Users) delete all users.
    2. In the Passwords control panel click the User Profiles tab and verify that the 'All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop settings' option is selected, and then click OK.
    3. Click on Start; Find (or Search); Files or Folders.
    4. In 'Search for files or folders named' (or Named) box: type in '*.pwl', without the quotation marks.
    5. In the 'Look In' box use the drop-down arrow to ensure [C:] is selected.
    6. Place a check mark by Include subfolders.
    7. Click on "Find (or Search) Now'.
    8. Right-click delete all the PWL files found.
    9. Close the Find/Search utility and restart the computer via the Start button.
    10. When you see the Windows Logon Prompt again, type in a name (preferably Ima Nonymous) but do not type in a password and click on 'OK'
    11. Go to control panel; Double-click the Network icon and select windows logon' Click Ok and restart your computer.

    Reply back as to how it went. The above may save you some time.

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