View Full Version : Upgrading Windows 2000 to XP

11-12-2005, 01:36 AM
Here's what happened: I had Windows 2000, then decided to install Windows XP. I put the CD in, and followed teh instructions, but then It said, " Windows XP Home Edition does not support upgrading from Windows 2000. So, we just did a "New Install." Now, we have Windows 2k and XP and its taking up a lot of space on my hard drive. How can we get rid of 2000 and all of its components.


11-12-2005, 02:20 AM
You have to reformat the drive. Or if you just want it quick and dirty, get everything you need out of your old install, and delete the OS folder. Then to rid yourself of the "Choose an operating System" prompt at startup, right click on "My Computer" and go to properties, click the advanced tab, select settings under startup and recovery and uncheck the "Time to display the operating system list. . " or just set it to 1 or 0. The latter kinda makes me want to vomit, but it's definatly easier . I'd recommend reformatting, note though, that that will wipe out everything on your pc.


11-12-2005, 04:02 AM
well do i have to re install xp again? Cuz i dont want to so is there a way to only get rid of windows or do i have to wipe everything

11-12-2005, 01:24 PM
Yes. You would have to reinstall Windows XP once you've reformatted the whole disk. Make sure to backup your data before you do so though.