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Uninstall xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Milkchoc, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. Milkchoc

    Milkchoc Thread Starter

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    Ok, I've had it with bill gates......I need to uninstall win xp from my computer, I hate it! I tried reformatting the drive from a '98 boot disk, it seemed to run fine, but guess what?????? Win xp is still there! Can anyone tell me how to FINALLY and completely remove windows xp pro from my computer?????????????
     
  2. Dan O

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    The support for Windows 98 is fading, so you may want to reconsider removing it.

    But if you insist you need to delete all partitions on the hard drive, recreate them, format, and reinstall everything. The easiest method is to use Paritition Magic or you can use FDISK. Use a Windows 98 Startup diskette to do it.
     
  3. Milkchoc

    Milkchoc Thread Starter

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    I resolved the issue by using software from my hd manufacturer. I did not want to run out and get partition magic, and fdisk did not work. Microsoft reallly does not want you to remove xp once u get it installed.....I felt like my machine had been hijacked! Anyway, I'm back up and running.....btw, I did reinstall xp since I now know how to remove it without disturbing my other partitons on the the hd.
     
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