View Full Version : Uninstalling XP Pro
01-24-2002, 03:21 PM
Ok, I think I am done with my adventure with XP on one of my systems. It is continualy having problems.
Is there a way I can remove XP and just install 98se again?
01-24-2002, 05:20 PM
Unless you installed XP over 98, then you can back out of it, I THINK in the add/remove programs control panel.
01-25-2002, 11:57 AM
So there is no way I can go through and delete files?
01-25-2002, 02:55 PM
well, if you have an old 98 boot disk, yeah you could...but you'd have to make darn sure to delete any and all XP files, or 98 won't install correctly
What exactly are the problems XP is giving you? It might be easier to just fix that, if we knew your specs and the nature of the problem.
01-25-2002, 11:26 PM
Switch over to Win2k? =) I know this may cause even more headaches, but if you aint got nothing to lose, then just try to re-install over the XP installation with the Win98se CD?
01-28-2002, 03:10 AM
I installed XP over 98se. I had a bad stick of memory in when I did it, so who knows what kind of damage that caused. I left it as FAT32 because I wanted to be able to access it case I had a problem (the one thing I did right it seems). After it crashed and was not recoverable, I wanted all my files from that machine (I DL music and play it from that machine).
Here is my solution.
Install 98se as a second os, boot 98se and copy files to another computer. Use my favorite program (fdisk) and wipe the drive. I will install 98se until XP has a bit more time to mature. My sister (who knows what she is doing) is having problems with XP too. Copy files back and live happily ever after.
01-28-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
Too bad you don't live close... else someone out here could help ya.
I probably live within 20 minutes of a dozen G|Aers.
I will try it again when I have a new (clean) system. Next time I buy a HD.
The XP cd you have, Is it an upgrade or full version?
If it is full version, put it back in and run it like you are installing, After a reboot it will give you an option to repair your current XP install. Try that, I have fixed 3 peoples upgrade related problems with that method......
01-28-2002, 09:39 PM
I agree with DarkFury about XP. I've used every Windows version since the very beginning. Until XP came along, Win2K was my favorite version. I've had a couple problems with XP (and Win2K) not liking some of my hardware (Diamond MX80 sound card, NE2K LAN card). After changing them, everything was good.
I have never upgraded a Windows version, always done a complete install. It's nice to finally have a stable operating system on the non-Linux side of the tracks.
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