deleting windows xp



dlb
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
I just installed windows xp over version windows 2000. How can I delete
windows xp and get back to my windows 2000? I like my 2000 better

andy smart
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
dlb wrote:
> I just installed windows xp over version windows 2000. How can I delete
> windows xp and get back to my windows 2000? I like my 2000 better

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q303661/
(though you'll have to re-install win2k)

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
dlb wrote:

> I just installed windows xp over version windows 2000. How can I
> delete
> windows xp and get back to my windows 2000? I like my 2000 better

If you chose to retain your Windows 2000 files during the upgrade, you
can uninstall XP from Add/Remove Programs. If you didn't, you'll need
to format the drive and clean install Win2k.

Malke
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da_test
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
On Thu, 12 May 2005 08:36:23 -0700, dlb
<dlb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I just installed windows xp over version windows 2000. How can I delete
>windows xp and get back to my windows 2000? I like my 2000 better
It depnds on how you intalled xp.
if you did a system upgrade, such that all yor previous programs and
settings were preserved, you maybe able uninstall xp from
add/remove programs.
But if it's a clean, vanilla xp you installed, you essentially
have to reformat the disk and reinstall win2k.

Dave

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
In news:D0539A05-C94D-4919-A97E-E0C6EF32C5DD@microsoft.com,
dlb <dlb@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I just installed windows xp over version windows 2000. How can
> I
> delete windows xp and get back to my windows 2000? I like my
> 2000
> better


You've already gotten answers to your question, but let me add a
question and a comment.

Despite the difference in the names they are sold under, Windows
XP (Windows NT 5.1, under the hood) is really just a newer and
improved version of Windows 2000 (Windows NT 5.0). There's
little, if anything, to prefer about Windows 2000. What do you
like better about Windows 2000? If it's just the interface, do
you realize that the new Windows XP interface is entirely
optional, and you can easily switch to the classic interface,
making it look essentially like Windows 2000?

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Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Add/Remove is not an option.

Per: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q303661/

If you want to return to Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 2000

If you want remove Windows XP and return to Microsoft Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 2000, you must reinstall Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 2000, restart your computer in Safe mode, and then back up all your critical data before you reinstall Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 2000.

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"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message news:elsHMmwVFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> dlb wrote:
>
>> I just installed windows xp over version windows 2000. How can I
>> delete
>> windows xp and get back to my windows 2000? I like my 2000 better
>
> If you chose to retain your Windows 2000 files during the upgrade, you
> can uninstall XP from Add/Remove Programs. If you didn't, you'll need
> to format the drive and clean install Win2k.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


deleting windows xp