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Old 26th Feb 2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Question windows perils

Is there a way to uninstall windows98 without formatting?
Just so I can reinstall it entirely as if there wasn't any OS yet on the harddisc, but obviously there already are files of FAT32 system.

You see, I want to "format", without losing all files on my HD...
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hmmm,
You might be able to delete the Windows directory in MS-DOS. That might do it.
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 10:52 AM   #3
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That guy above who is not Bill Murray is right.

Also, I think you can convert a disk from FAT32 to NTFS after you've installed XP or 2000. But I'm not sure though.
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 10:56 AM   #4
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yup....:-

convert [DriveLetter]: /FS:NTFS

will convert to NTFS...if it's your primary system partition then it will be done on next reboot!

for more information type convert /? at command prompt
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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I use to do that all the time. I just boot to dos and rename the key directories.
Windows ->winold
Program Files -> Proold
Documents -> docold
you get the idea

Also any other key directories suchas the ones some CDROM drivers put off the root.

I also rename the autoexec.bat and config.sys.

Before you do all that though I suggest you copy all the cab files and sintall stuff to your HD and install from there. Doing that is faster, The CABs are ready if you make changes later on and you should not have to worry about screwing something up with CD drivers.

Edit: oops missread. Not sure if copying the CAB files for XP is necessary, helpfull, or possible. I only did that with 95 and 98 so if its XP your going with its best to ignor that part.

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Old 26th Feb 2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Is there a way to uninstall windows98 without formatting?
Just so I can reinstall it entirely as if there wasn't any OS yet on the harddisc, but obviously there already are files of FAT32 system.

You see, I want to "format", without losing all files on my HD...
w00p, google for "uninstall Windows 98"

The first result I turn up is a Microsoft Knowledge Base article entitled "Uninstalling Windows 98".
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 11:43 AM   #7
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I'd have to warn you about converting the disks without a complete reformat. I kept getting random BSODs after doing that.
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 12:04 PM   #8
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I'm not converting anything, just uninstalling windows 98 and reinstalling windows 98.
And Mr_Shhh, I've already read that article, and it doesn't work in my copy.
Though I did find that file in windows/command called uninstal.exe
Do I have to run this in DOS or is it enough to run it in windows? since my dos knowledge is non-existant and I probably wouldn't even be able to run a floppy anymore...
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