Un-install Windows Me

  Antbird 09:20 09 Oct 2004

I upgraded from Me to XP and went for a dual boot arrangement with Me on "C" and XP on "D" on my second disk.
I now want to remove Me and make XP the only OS, but I can't see an easy way to do this without re-installing XP on C.
Add/remove programs does not give the option of removing Me.
I could re-format C which would get rid of it but this will presumably also remove the Master boot record, so the PC won't boot after I do this.
I can make an image of D and copy it to C, but this will also re-format C with same problem as above.
Can't find any thing that helps on any of the help sites or microsoft.
Anyone got any ideas?

  Diodorus Siculus 11:09 09 Oct 2004

click here and see what Tempoo3 told me.

  muscic lover 11:29 09 Oct 2004

how about just booting to Xp each time, leaving Me alone - no conflicts there?

Or do you just want to be rid of it (Me) completely??

  Antbird 14:25 09 Oct 2004

Thanks Music Lover. I already boot to XP on start up.
I wanted to get rid of XP and gain extra space.

  Antbird 14:26 09 Oct 2004

Thanks Dio-very helpful. That seems to cover all the issues I was concerned about. I will probably just delete the Me files and then shrink C--my main objective was to free up space on the disk. Having done this I might go a step further and copy my image of XP to a partition next to C then merge the two partitions using Partition Magic. This should preserve the key start-up files and end up with the main OS on C.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:27 09 Oct 2004

Antbird - have you seen temp003's suggestions?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:28 09 Oct 2004

Obviously you have... :-}

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