Uninstall of Windows XP Home Edition



cbziemathis
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
When I installed Windows XP Home Edition I converted from FAT to NTFS.
I need to know if I can uninstall Windowns XP Home Edition so that I can
install windows 98.

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
cbziemathis wrote:
> When I installed Windows XP Home Edition I converted from FAT to NTFS.
> I need to know if I can uninstall Windowns XP Home Edition so that I
> can install windows 98.

No - but you can delete the partition (and everything on it) and reinstall
Windows 98 if you wish.
Any reason you are going back to Windows 98 over Windows XP?

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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
cbziemathis wrote:
> When I installed Windows XP Home Edition I converted from FAT to NTFS.
> I need to know if I can uninstall Windowns XP Home Edition so that I can
> install windows 98.

"How do I remove XP and install Win9X/Me?"
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#03

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Rock
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Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
cbziemathis wrote:
> When I installed Windows XP Home Edition I converted from FAT to NTFS.
> I need to know if I can uninstall Windowns XP Home Edition so that I can
> install windows 98.


The normal way to "uninstall" any operating system is to format
the hard drive and install a new OS of your choice.

Only if you performed an upgrade from Win98/Me, elected to backup
the old system files, and didn't convert the partition to NTFS, can
you then boot into Safe Mode and click Start > Control Panel
> Add/Remove Programs. All of these conditions must be met for the
uninstall option to be available.

Otherwise:

How to Manually Remove Win XP and Restore Win9x
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314052


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Uninstall of Windows XP Home Edition