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#1 dean1126

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:44 PM

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hello, i am here seeking knowledge and wisdom regarding any aspects of computers and technology, as i have none i currently have this stupid windows xp stuck on my computer and cannot get rid of it..i had xp on one computer and then put it on another. i soon found out the m$ did not like this idea..as my product key # is the same..after 30 days it kicked me off..but, the problem is when i turn on my computer it takes me to the product registration page and then logs me out when i do not have the proper information...so, i cannot go to the add/delete part and delete it and out my windows 95/98 on it...help...dean

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:42 PM

Panic not -- all you need to do is boot up with a Windows 98 startup floppy. When the menu appears, choose "Start Computer With CD-ROM Support". At the DOS prompt run FDISK to delete the NON-DOS PARTITION, use FDISK again to create a PRIMARY DOS PARTITION, then FORMAT the new partition. Now Windows XP is completely gone and you can install Windows 98. You can download a Windows 98 boot-floppy from http://www.bootdisk.com if you don't already have one.

See here for a step-by-step tutorial on using FDISK (FDISK is on the boot floppy):
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/fdisk.htm

To format the new partition, simply type FORMAT C: at the DOS prompt and press [ENTER]

Just remember to carry out the whole process in this order:

1. Delete non-DOS partition with FDISK.

2. Create a primary DOS partition with FDISK.

3. FORMAT the primary DOS partition you just created.

4. Install Windows 98 from CD.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:52 PM

thanks pip22 for the help and making it simple for me..dean




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