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Uninstall Win2000 pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RedDragon825, Jan 4, 2002.

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  1. RedDragon825

    RedDragon825 Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2002
    I am trying to install WinXP. I am currently running ME. A few months ago I tried to install 2000 Pro so I could have dual OS, but I could never get 2000 to run. Now that I am trying to install XP it gives me an error message that it can not install (upgrade) until I remove 2000. I deleted all the 2000 files I could find but it did not help. How do I eliminate 2000 from my system to upgrade to XP? Help?
  2. DarrenW


    Jul 19, 2000
    do you have a lot of data you want to save on your current machine? perhaps a backup of your important stuff and then a format of the hard drive would be the best thing you could do.
  3. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001

    hmmm! i think the only way your gonna install xp is to format and do a clean install.
    good luck.
  4. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    Check for the following files in the root of your hard drive.


    If any of these files are still there, overwrite them.

    These will have been left over from the windows 2000 install.

    You will also need to boot from a Win Me floppy and run sys c:

    This will overwrite any left over boot record info from Windows 2000.

    Here is a link to one that all you will need to do is run the exe and it will format a floppy and create the disk for you. http://jason-n3xt.org/dos/#disks

    Choose the one that say winme.exe

    The reason you are getting that error is that you probably have bought the XP home edition, which you cannot use to upgrade Windows 2000 and the XP Home Edition is still detecting some left over stuff from 2000.
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