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Thread: Going back to single boot

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    Going back to single boot

    I currently have a dual boot system, Win98 on C drive and Win2k on D. I now have no use for Win98 as it was only used to play some old games so want to revert back to single boot of Win2K.

    Is there an easy way without reinstalling everything?
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    Just delete the line in boot.ini referencing
    C:\="Microsoft Windows"

    That should leave you with something like:-

    [boot loader]
    timeout=10
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microso ft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

    Check that you can reboot into Win2K. The delete all the unnecessary folders in the C: drive to reclaim the space but LEAVE ALL THE BOOT FILES that are not in any folders in the root of the C: drive.

    Resize C: and D: using Partition Magic or BootIt-NG if you want to but dont delete or format the C: drive unless you want to go through a full repair of Win2K. It is possible to totally ablate the C: partition if you really want to but this is a bit more complicated and involves copying the boot files from C: to D: and writing a new partiton boot sector to the current D: partition.
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