How to uninstall XP Home

  PvG 08:14 01 Aug 2004
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I have tried a version "Go to C:\Windows\system32 and find "osuninst.exe" says registration information missing - this is a genuine verison.
ANy suggestions?
Have also tried formatting from DOS prompt - won't work and booting from an ME boot disk and reformatting C:. The formatting worked but XP still manages to be there and reboot itself!

  ayrmail 08:40 01 Aug 2004

Not sure but would you not have to use fdsk on the boot disk to remove all partitions although I thought when you formatted your hd that would remove them anyway. Ntfs or fat 32 or perhaps you have both and that is the problem. XP boot disks are available on the internet don’t have a link, someone may post.

  ayrmail 08:44 01 Aug 2004

What about reinstalling over xp then uninstalling

  temp003 09:21 01 Aug 2004

The formatting couldn't have succeeded.

If your XP partition is in NTFS, then you should use a ME or 98 boot disk to go into fdisk, say yes to large disk support, and delete the C partition (which should be shown as a non-DOS partition). Then create a new primary partition. Exit fdisk, restart, and format C, then install C.

If your XP partition is in FAT32, download a new ME or 98 boot floppy from click here and try formatting again.

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