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Uninstalling Windows 2003

Discussion in 'Software' started by _omni_, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    Ok so my main machine is a dual boot with XP and Server 2003. XP is on my C: drive and 2003 is on D: - partitions BTW, same hd.

    I only use XP on this computer so I want to remove/uninstall Server 2003 so I can use the disk space.

    However I've never done that before and google wasn't helpful, so I want to ask How should I safely uninstall Server 2003?

    Can I just format the partition and edit the boot.ini?
     
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  2. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    yeah thats what i was going to say... i havent done it but thats what i would do...
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Boot to the XP CD,
    Run recovery console
    Run fixmbr
    Run fixboot
    reboot
    Will now boot solely into XP
    Format other partition
    Edit boot.ini if you like.

    8)
     
  4. tuvanit

    tuvanit Nibble Poster

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    So, edit boot.ini and format your Winserver2003 partition !
    It's easier.
     
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  5. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Actually what SGUK said as it gives a better fix to the problem :D
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    You could just delete the windows folder that relates to Server 2003 and any other related folders in Documents and Settings and Program files on that partition.

    That would get rid of the Server 2003 install without having to format and lose all the other data :rolleyes:
     
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