Uninstalling Windows 98SE from my Dual boot system?

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Hello all.

I want to uninstall WIndows98SE completely from my machine and just run XP.
How?
What first?
Would formatting Windows 98SE drive (partition) do it?

Here's the rub: Win98SE is on my "C" partition, while WinXP is on my "G" partition. I can't figure out if formatting my "C" partition (to rid myself of 98SE) wouldn't also wipe out some of XP?

Here's another rub: My Soundblaster Platinum 5.1 soundcard was orginally installed on the "C" partition but works well with XP with updated Creative XP drivers. Would wiping out the "C" partition wipe out my Soundblaster card installation or would I have to reinstall that sucker?
*I have every CD installation disk for every program so that would not be a problem.
**I've only booted into Windows 98SE twice since installing XP last September-October? The original notion being that if I didn't like XP, I could uninstall it.
***The issue may be moot in that I'm building a 2.3 GIG P4 MOBO with all the bells and whistles to stick in this case and will have to reinstal XP anyway.

What to do: wait... delete Win98SE or... punt?
What would John Wayne do?:confused

Machine:
Dual booting Windows XP and Windows98SE
Partitioned with PartitionMagic8
Plll 450MHz
512MB RAM
40GIG MAXTOR HDD
20GIG WD HDD
SBC YAHOO! DSL
 
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Hello, EdGreene,

Format the C: drive. That will get rid of Win98. But will also remove the BOOT.INI file which was placed on C: drive, and is needed to boot XP.
So you'll then have to boot with the Win XP CD, and at the first option box that appears, press R for repair. Enter password if any, or if none, press Enter.
Type fixboot

Others might advise you on a better way to do this, so wait awhile.
 
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