remove xp pro & reinstall W98

  buns2002003 17:01 11 Sep 2005
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hi

i need to remove xp pro and reinstall W98SE as i am giving hard drive to brother, and don't knw how to remove xp, any advise would be grateful. thanks

  Totally-braindead 17:05 11 Sep 2005

You need to format the hard drive again and format it as FAT 16 or FAT 32 as Win 98 will not recognise NTFS formatted drives.

  buns2002003 17:28 11 Sep 2005

hi

how do i go about formatting the hard drive, i have never done it before? thanks

  User-312386 17:32 11 Sep 2005

click here and download the windows 98SE boot disc

then click here

  buns2002003 18:39 11 Sep 2005

i still can't seem to find how to wipe xp off the hard drive

  Hamish 18:47 11 Sep 2005

Type uninstall windows xp into Google or another search site

  User-312386 18:47 11 Sep 2005

Use a windows 98SE boot disc, insert it and restart computer and follow the link below

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:30 11 Sep 2005

IF your drive is formatted to NTFS then the 98 boot disc will be unable to read it.

1. Boot from XP CD into recovery consul

2. Format drive in Fat32 (will get rid of XP)

3. Boot from 98 CD or (98 boot floppy) and run setup to instll windows98

  woodchip 20:50 11 Sep 2005

You have to get rid of the Newer Windows System, before it will let you load 98. So you need to download Killdisk click here
and run that to clear partition infomation. then you need to use a Win98se Boot disc click here Tenth file from top. and partition the drive with Fdisk, You then format C:\ with the boot floppy

  buns2002003 08:32 16 Sep 2005

Hi all

I have managed to remove it, thanks to all your advise.

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