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Thread: update to xp - how do i delete the old win?




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    after updating from win 98 the system announced it has a backup of the win98 and i can uninstall xp at any time and return to win98. the backup eats up space on my (small) hd. how do i delete the backup (i am not going back to w98). emails appreciated natha@tiscali.dk

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    Try looking in 'Add/Remove Programs' in the control panel. When upgrading 95 -98se once, I had the option to delete the win95 backup.
    Just a quick note: upgrades aren't worth it - clean installs are the way to go.
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    In the add /Remove Programs , select the entry for Windows XP and one choice should be to delete the backup of your previous operating system. It will give 400to 500 mb of space back.

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    yeh, when you updrade from 98 there will be an option in the add remove programs to delete the backup or something like that. But penguin freak got a very good point, to see XP work properly do a clean install and use the NTFS file system (XP wud do nothing but screw up when i had it running on FAT32 and was very slow).

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    Full agreement here!
    Yes, you can indeed use the add/remove programs dialouge to get back that lost space.
    But you would do yourself a huge favor to back up your personal and critical data, and do a clean install.

    Note that you can do a clean install with an upgrade disk, however you will be required during the XP setup to place your Windows 98 disk into the CD-ROM to prove that you do have a previous version of Windows.

    Once setup has determined you do qualify to use the upgrade version, installation will proceed normally after you re-insert the XP disc when prompted.
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    just my 2 cents

    full - clean install wil do 2 things

    1. really clean up that HD

    2. Speed up the performance of the PC

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