uninstall winXP



Morris
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
My cousin installed winxp over win98. She dosen't like XP and she would like
to go back to 98. Is there a way she can revert back to 98 without
reformating her hard drive?

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Morris wrote:
> My cousin installed winxp over win98. She dosen't like XP and she
> would like to go back to 98. Is there a way she can revert back to 98
> without reformating her hard drive?

How you can go back really depends on you she got to Windows XP..

Was it a true upgrade and did she not convert from FAT32 to NTFS?
How to uninstall Windows XP and revert to a previous operating system
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303661

If it was not an upgrade install (done from inside Windows) then a clean
install may be your only choice.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
In news:eQSNnfaWFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Morris <met@news.net> typed:

> My cousin installed winxp over win98. She dosen't like XP and
> she
> would like to go back to 98. Is there a way she can revert back
> to 98
> without reformating her hard drive?


As a general rule, you can't uninstall an operating system. You
have to reformat the drive and install another operating system
cleanly.


There's an exception to that, however. If you did an upgrade from
Windows 98 or Me, and took the option to save the previous
operating system and also did not convert your drive to NTFS,
then you can find an entry in Add/Remove Programs. Clicking on
that will uninstall Windows XP and revert to the previous
operating system.

If there's no entry in Add/Remove Programs, then one or more of
those conditions wasn't met, and her only choice is to reformat.


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
and install whatever operating system you want cleanly.

Chuck Davis
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
"Morris" <met@news.net> wrote in message
news:eQSNnfaWFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> My cousin installed winxp over win98. She dosen't like XP and she would
> like to go back to 98. Is there a way she can revert back to 98 without
> reformating her hard drive?
>
Try to encourage your cousin to give XP a two month trial. Then if she wants
to return to the dark ages, she can still try the methods presented by the
others.

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Chuck Davis wrote:
> "Morris" <met@news.net> wrote in message
> news:eQSNnfaWFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> My cousin installed winxp over win98. She dosen't like XP and she
>> would like to go back to 98. Is there a way she can revert back to
>> 98 without reformating her hard drive?
>>
> Try to encourage your cousin to give XP a two month trial. Then if
> she wants to return to the dark ages, she can still try the methods
> presented by the others.

One thing your cousin may not like about XP is the XP "style."
You can get rid of this wasteful distraction:
Right-click on the Desktop
Select Properties
On the Appearance tab, make sure "Windows and Buttons" says "Windows Classic
Style"
Click Apply and OK.

Morris
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
She decided to keep XP.
"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23HWKtjaWFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Morris wrote:
>> My cousin installed winxp over win98. She dosen't like XP and she
>> would like to go back to 98. Is there a way she can revert back to 98
>> without reformating her hard drive?
>
> How you can go back really depends on you she got to Windows XP..
>
> Was it a true upgrade and did she not convert from FAT32 to NTFS?
> How to uninstall Windows XP and revert to a previous operating system
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303661
>
> If it was not an upgrade install (done from inside Windows) then a clean
> install may be your only choice.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>


uninstall winXP