removing one system on a dual boot setup

  estover 14:23 11 Jun 2010

my system is Windows 98 1st edition and XP Service Pack 3.
I wish to remove windows 98 and incorporate the space into the XP system. I do not want to have to re-install XP and all the associated programs. Windows 98 is on the C: drive and XP on F:
D and E are ,respectively, DVD Rom and CD Rom.
What is the cleanest way to do this?

  T I M B O 14:28 11 Jun 2010

I assume that booting into XP and going to computer managerment, you can delete the C: partition and then format to NTFS....

1) Click Start

2) Right Click "My Computer" or with Vista/Win 7 then right click "Computer"

3) Click Manage

4) Click Disk Management

  Jollyjohn 15:34 11 Jun 2010

What "boot manager" are you using to give you the option?
If it was installed as part of W98 then doing the above will remove the boot manager and you will be unable to boot into XP.
You may be able to fix that by booting from the XP cd and selecting R for repair and then "fixboot /mbr"

  T I M B O 15:49 11 Jun 2010

Deleting the os from the C: is not part of the MBR
so it should boot into xp normally ;-))

Thank you !!!

  T I M B O 16:00 11 Jun 2010

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