Hey, can somebody walk me through something similar? I was using 98 and having some problems. I bought XP Home Edition - full version - and installed it on the same Hard drive. I didn't know how to format and partition. There were problems, but I lived with them up to this point. I have a slave hard drive, so I installed XP on a partition of the slave drive - 1.6GB. This works fine, but the partition is not large enough. If I partition and reformat the main drive, can I then install XP on it without first uninstalling XP from the slave drive? I would uninstall XP from the slave as soon as I was up and running on the main drive.
Type rather slowly. I'm 70 years old and don't read as fast as I used to do.
First make sure you have backed up all your favourites, documents, ect. If you need help let us know.
As for formatting I would do both drives at the same time but I'm not to sure of how xp does it so I'll explain how to do one drive.
First make sure the cd rom is set to boot first. If you have already loaded xp then it should be OK. Now insert the xp cd & boot the computer. It will pick up the cd & start loading. Follow the screens till you get to the section of formatting. Look for the drive with '98 on it & select that one. Seeing as you are getting rid of '98 I would go with the NTFS file system. (you will see the options there) Go for a full format not a quick one. Just keep following the screen instuctions & all will be fine. That's it.
You can load the xp cd in & bootup to see what will happen. If it loads, good, if not let us know & we can explain how to get started.
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