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Uninstalling Windows 98SE from my Dual boot system?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by EdGreene, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. EdGreene

    EdGreene Banned Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2003
    Hello all.

    I want to uninstall WIndows98SE completely from my machine and just run XP.
    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

    Dual booting Windows XP and Windows98SE
    Partitioned with PartitionMagic8
    Plll 450MHz
    512MB RAM
    20GIG WD HDD
  2. Firah


    Apr 22, 2003
    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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