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Win 2000 to 98

I want to downgrade to Windows 98 second edition from Windows 2000 pro. Can Anyone tell me how I do it?
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Re: Win 2000 to 98

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I want to downgrade to Windows 98 second edition from Windows 2000 pro. Can Anyone tell me how I do it?
Why?
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Doesnt work good for my sister. Its her computer and is a big mess. Just want to put windows 98 on it for her.
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Re: Re: Win 2000 to 98

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Why?
Ditto

But if you really want to, you're most likely in for a fdisk/format/reinstall (if you're using NTFS. If using FAT32, you might be able to get away without having to do that)

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NT...Where do i go from there
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Windows will not let you install an older version operating system. You will need to back up your current data and re-format the drive. What kind of problems is 2000 PRO giving you?
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hmm...I dont think mine gave me anything. Nothing That i want anyway
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...fdisk/format/reinstall...
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Doesnt help me out...I have no idea what im doing
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This link should help:

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now i do not have a os on my computer. I made an bootup disk. Now what do I do to install windows without an OS on my computer. (explain it for someone who doesnt know what their doing)
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Boot up with the Boot Disk and choose the option of CD-ROM support. Format the computer at that point if you haven't done so already. Switch to the CD-ROM Drive and run the Setup.




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this is what it says:

Windows 98 has detected that drive C does not contain a Valid FAT or FAT32 partition. There are several possible causes.

1. the drive may need to be partitioned. The create a partition on the drive, run FDISK from the ms-dos command prompt.

2. you may be using a 3rd party disk-partitioning software. If you are using this type of software, remove the Emergency boot disk and restart your computer. Then, Follow the on-screen instructions to start your computer from a floppy disk.

3. Some viruses also cause your drive C to not register. You can use a virus scanning program to check your computer for viruses.

The diagnostic tools were secessfully loaded to drive c.
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well I did the partitioning thing and did some other stuff and it says windows setup requires 73400..or so space. the harddrive is like a 6 gig
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Did you run Fdisk to delete all the partitions on the drive? Then reboot, recreate the partitions. Reboot, then format, and install? A bit of a long way to do it, but should ensure that the partitions are deleted and created properly.

Basically, Windows 2000 runs on NTFS (or Fat32, but your install has NTFS), and Windows 98 cannot see an NTFS partition to install itself onto. Fdisk can, and you have to delete the partition through Fdisk first. From there, you create a new one, format the drive with Fat32, and the install Windows 98.

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how do you format the drive with Fat32?
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If you're booting from a 98 disk, when you run fdisk, it will ask you if you want to enable large disk support before it even enters Fdisk. If you say yes to that initial question, then once you've created your new partition, and formatted, it will be Fat32.

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yes, i've done that.
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If you're partitions are created correctly, and you've formatted the disk to Fat32, you should be ready to install Windows 98. What errors are you getting?

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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2003, 01:37 AM
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Hey if you are still having trouble with that system send me a pm and I will gladly call you and walk you through the process.

I use to do computer support for about 5 yrs.
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