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deleted_acct
09-06-02, 07:19 PM
THis thread will probley be banned or whatever but i need to burn a copy of my opearting system because im gonna install windows 2000 but i need to burn a copy of mine incase something is wrong with 2000. Can anyone tell me what im suppose to burn? I do not have my disk for my operating system i lost it.

cy
09-06-02, 07:37 PM
just upgrade from 98, if you don't like 2k, you can unisntall it... :)

deleted_acct
09-06-02, 07:37 PM
I know but i dont have my copy of 98 so what im i suppose to do if 2000 dont work?

Norm
09-06-02, 07:38 PM
If you don't have your 98 disk, you'll have to image your drive (or the partition with the OS) using something like Norton Ghost, or Powerquest Drive Image.

The latest versions of both can burn directly to CD, and span across multiple volumes (CD's), as well as compress the data to save space.

If you're new to drive imaging, Drive Image has a more user friendly GUI.

cy
09-06-02, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Chillinhh
I know but i dont have my copy of 98 so what im i suppose to do if 2000 dont work?

I dont' think you'll need the disk of 98 to uninstall, it'll just remove the 2k part and return to 98 :)

deleted_acct
09-06-02, 08:50 PM
U sure?

64bit
09-06-02, 08:55 PM
You could always go "buy" another win98 cd. If you did own one and truely misplaced it I wouldn't consider that all that bad. Hey even if ya didn't I won't tell anyone;)

YARDofSTUF
09-07-02, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by cy
I dont' think you'll need the disk of 98 to uninstall, it'll just remove the 2k part and return to 98 :)


ummm what are u on? lol

HawaiianGhost
09-07-02, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Norm
If you don't have your 98 disk, you'll have to image your drive (or the partition with the OS) using something like Norton Ghost, or Powerquest Drive Image.

The latest versions of both can burn directly to CD, and span across multiple volumes (CD's), as well as compress the data to save space.

If you're new to drive imaging, Drive Image has a more user friendly GUI.

You could also use Vcomm's Partition Commander 6 or better yet Vcomm's System Commander version 7 (*for $60USD it includes Partition Commander 6.0). I use currently use this for Win 98SE/ME/XP Pro. You don't have to even reformat your current drive, just install it in your Win 98 OS (since this is where it recommends to put SC7 files anyway - multi-booting recommends oldest OS to newer OS installation in seperate partitions).

It has a current version (ver7.05) that now supports up to 100+
Operating Systems!! (before w/v7.01 it only supported 32 OS's, you can upgrade to v7.05 for FREE btw, I just did). It has a bunch of features like adding/removing/reinstalling OS without using "fdisk". So if you screw up an install then you can just delete it and re-install it. It works great for me...Here's a link on more info:

http://www.v-com.com/product/sc7_ind.html

*prices are actually lower, I bought my "Full Physical" in a box with Full in-depth manual copy out of a store...Do Not get System Commander 2000...A friend of mine had major OS compatibility issues, even when I tried to work it. SC7 is More Current and user friendly...

Good luck!!

downhill
09-07-02, 10:26 AM
You can find the full version of 98 on ebay for less than 70 bucks...

deleted_acct
09-07-02, 10:37 AM
Also how do i burn a iso image of windows 2000?

el bob
09-07-02, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Chillinhh
Also how do i burn a iso image of windows 2000?

I would recommend asking those kinds of questions through PMs

You seem like a reasonable guy so I and others will help you but we can't respond openly to a question like that

cy
09-08-02, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
ummm what are u on? lol

hmmm, if he upgrades from 98, he can uninstall 2000 from control panel as long as he didn't delete the "98 back up files"....

gieslel
09-08-02, 08:45 AM
Loose the 98 and install the 2000. Then never go back. 2000 is a great OS.

cy
09-08-02, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by gieslel
Loose the 98 and install the 2000. Then never go back. 2000 is a great OS.

he wants to burn it not because he think he might not like 2k..just that incase installation problem or any compatibility problem, he can still go back. :)

gieslel
09-08-02, 04:59 PM
I know he does but I figure that most will agree that 2000 is the better OS. Just my 2 cents.

deleted_acct
09-08-02, 07:57 PM
Well i went out and bought windows 2000 from bestbuy today and upgraded well when i start up it asks me what i want to start up with windows 98 or windows 2000 so that means that its on dual boot how do i delete windows 98?

HawaiianGhost
09-08-02, 08:44 PM
*Reformat*;*install W2000*

deleted_acct
09-08-02, 09:22 PM
so your saying reformatt my hard drive and install windows 200 again. BOO HOOO I cant just remove 98 some how?

deleted_acct
09-08-02, 09:22 PM
Also what program do i use to reformatt?

Jim
09-08-02, 11:38 PM
DOS

format c:\

(or c: , whatever).


:p

deleted_acct
09-09-02, 06:21 AM
IT wont let me reformatt it says that the drive is in use or something like that.

onetrueday
09-09-02, 07:06 AM
YOu can change the mbr on thehard drive, which will fix your problem.

youll need another post for that.

YeOldeStonecat
09-09-02, 07:23 AM
He has his consumer OS installed first, installing a clean copy of 2K will easily make it dual boot.....leaving 98 just as it is. If he doesn't like 2K, simply uninstall it, the 'puter will still boot to 98 just like it used to. If he likes 2K....eventually can format and do a totally clean 2K install.

Don't have to remove the current 98 install...can dual boot and have them both.

deleted_acct
09-09-02, 03:26 PM
I need to know how to delete 98 or how to reformatt.

deleted_acct
09-09-02, 05:44 PM
Ive read alot of places to reboot your system in dos mode and type something in i forgot waht it was but anyways how am i suppose to restart windows 2000 in dos mode i remember on 98 when your would go to shut down you could choose reboot in dos but how do you do it with 2000?

deleted_acct
09-10-02, 10:38 AM
Well when i went to reinstall windows 2000 and i clicked the format in ntfs and when it was done it said the drive had some kind of an error or something on it and couldnt format.