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How would one go about un-installing Windows Server 2003 R2 from dual boot system.

Discussion in 'Software' started by mjtibbs, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. mjtibbs

    mjtibbs Bit Poster

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    Hi guys,

    Im contemplating installing Serv2k3 in a dual boot in environment (with XP) on a temporary basis.

    However im just wondering how I would go about un-installing server 2003 when im done with it.


    Is there an option in setup that would let me remove the installation (in the same screen as options to repair the os etc, like XP setup?)

    many thanks.
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    install it on a seperate partition
    then just format the partition
    nuff said
     
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  3. mjtibbs

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    cheers for the response.

    yea I thought of that........ but a little too late lol.

    the HDD I have with enough space is using one main partition which uses the full capacity of the drive.

    I have too much data on it to format to create a new partition.

    I was hoping to install it on the existing partition, hence wondering how I could go about a clean un-install.

    is there no other way to uninstall than wiping the partition that serv2k3 is located and manually editing the boot.ini?

    cheers
     
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  4. C4sper

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    go virtual?

    Microsoft VirtualPC seems to be the easiest way of doing that
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    or VMware workstation/server
    as long as you have a few gig free on your current partition to place the virtual disk files
     
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  6. Raffaz

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    You could always stick a second HDD in there. Once your done then just format that and do FIXBOOT and FIXMBR to sort it.

    But the best option would be to go virtual like suggested.
     
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  7. mjtibbs

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    thanks for the info guys.
    ill check out the virtual option.

    regards,

    --mike
     
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  8. mjtibbs

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    Hey guys,

    just thought id update this thread for the benefit of anyone else thinking of doing the same.

    I totally forgot about trying Partition Magic.

    Because the XP diskmgmt console wouldnt let me create the extra partition cos I had used the full capacity of the HDD in the main single partition, I thought it couldn't be done without wiping the existing partition.

    -However Partition Magic let me create a new partition regardless of having used all the capacity of the disc in the exisiting volume.

    I've got serv2k3 installed on this new partition and running nice dualling with XP.

    Cheers again for the help
     
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