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need to delete one of two installs of windows 2000

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#1 Zhahn


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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:06 PM

I have windows 2000 sp 4 on my machine. Received a nasty virus and you all helped me get it as quarantined as possible. I decided in my infinite wisdom to do a clean install. Forgetting that when you do this it does not uninstall the previous install of windows 2000. So needless to say I have two installs of windows 2000 that I need to get rid of one.

From now on install 1 is the install that I need deleted and install 2 is the one I am keeping.

I have files on install 1 that I need to copy over to install 2. I am about complete on that step, and all programs have been uninstalled on install 1 and re-installed on install 2. I am hoping there is an easy way to delete install 1 without an entire formatting of the hard drive.

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#2 albert galick

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:09 AM

If you're OK with uninstalling on install 1 and reinstalling on install 2, what's so hard about reformatting? You won't have to uninstall, and you know you'll be in good shape (after applying any updates, and saving and restoring your own precious files, of course...). And if you do it on a newer, bigger, faster hard drive, you'll have a confidence-building backup of everything on the old drive.

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