How To Reformat Windows NT and Put Windows ME on
Posted 09 February 2006 - 12:35 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 12:40 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 12:57 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:03 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:06 PM
To accomplish a complete format, you will need a Win98 startup disk, either your ME recovery cd or ME install cd, and your product key code. If you have all that together then do the following. You might want to print these instructions out for reference.
Put the Startup disk in drive A and reboot. At the options screen, press Shift + F5 for the command prompt. At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press "Enter". In the Next screen, type Y to enable large disk support and press "Enter"
On the "fdisk Options screen", use the arrow keys to select option 3 "Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive and press "Enter" You will need to delete all partitions, beginning with any Logical drives and then the Primary DOS partition. When this step is completed, you should be at the Create DOS Partition screen. Here you want to choose option 1 "Create Primary DOS Partition" and press "Enter". On the next screen, type Y to make the partition active.
Now we have a clean, partitioned drive, but it will have to be formatted. press the Esc button until you exit fdisk...then press Ctrl + Alt + Del together to reboot. Leave the startup disk in the drive.
At the options screen, press Shift + F5. At the A:\ prompt, type format C: /s (Note the spaces) and press "Enter". At the next prompt, type Y to Proceed with the format. This is going to take a while...be patient.
When the fomat is complete, put your installation cd in the cd-rom drive (again, leave the startup disk in the floppy drive) and press Ctrl + Alt + Del together to reboot. When you get the Options Screen, use the arrow keys to choose option 1 "Start Windows setup from cd-rom" and press "Enter" Windows setup should begin.
If you have any problems or any questions, please let me know...
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:13 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:15 PM
Will you be online while doing this?
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:16 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:22 PM
You must have the product key before you start this procedure or it's likely to be a while before we hear from you again. ME won't install without a valid product key code....
If you don't have that, let's work with the Win2000 installation...have you posted in the malware forum?
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:24 PM
anyways the windows NT was on this computer already when i got i thats teh problem.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:25 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:32 PM
Had you gone ahead with the format and tried to install ME without a valid key code, you would have been left without a running machine and no way to make it run without buying an Operating System for it. Once the format is under way, it's too late...there'd be nothing to go back to and no way to go foreward...
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:36 PM
is the code stored in any of these you think.. because i have used this before but i just cant remember how we did it
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