Because I was initially catious about committing to XP I set up a dual boot system with Win 98SE on my C Drive and Windows XP SP2 on my D drive.
Now I have been using XP for a couple of years without major problem I would like to ditch Win 98SE and just stick with one operating system (XP) on one Hard Drive, and use the other Hard Drive to store archive data.
When I look at my Hard Drive details in Computer Management my C drive is shown as my System disk (FAT 32) and my D drive is shown as my Boot disk (NTSF).
Is it possible to create a single XP operating system without having to reinstall?
I have the original XP disk.
Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.
Sure first boot up to Windows XP, you have two options. 1) Save any stuff on the C:(win98)drive(or copy it across to the D:drive) and format it from Windows XP. Or Delete the C:\Windows folder that has windows 98. You will now boot up into XP only(on your D:drive). I know, cos this is my setup
If you physically removed your C: drive, your D:drive would become your C:drive(because it would be the only one there). But don't worry because your system knows that XP is on the drive(no matter it's letter)and will boot up from it.