WIPE MY HARD DRIVE
Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:22 AM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:05 AM
If you want to do a clean install of W2K you will need a full version, bootable CD. Fire up your pc, put the disk in the drive, then do a restart. It will boot to the cd. You can then format the hard drive to NTFS and install.
I seem to remember reading somewhere that when you do this, windows checks your system and if it sees you already have WXP it thinks it is smarter than you and won't let you do it? Don't know for sure, I have never tried doing this. But if it does, I assume you have a full version bootable CD of WXP as well? Seems you could still accomplish what you want by booting to that, formatting the drive to NTFS, then change to W2K cd and restart, and proceed with your install.
I hate it when Windows thinks it is smarter than me....
Just curious as to why you want to go from XP to W2K? I have 4 computers, use XP Pro on two of them and W2K Pro on two of them.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:38 AM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:13 AM
Also, if you can even manage to get the xp cd, you have to reconfigure your boot order to make it load cd first. Then you let the setup load and select recovery consoloe (all you have to press is R). Then from there you eventually get to a command prompt asking you for the administrator's password. Get past that and if you're lucky you can then format from there.
d*** XP for being so difficult.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:30 AM
I made myself a bootable cd following "barts" guide at http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
If you have the full bootable W2K cd, you can try booting from it and see if you can do a clean install without it telling you "hey but, you got XP which is superior to me, so I ain't going to let you do it!! Like I said, I seem to remember reading that it will do that but I have not tried it myself. You should be able to find a solution at the links above.
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