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Old 11-10-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Uninstalling windows?

How do you uninstall windows xp home edition?

I tried to follow the directions below but I went into the Add or Remove Programs and found nothing saying Windows XP. just windows xp backup.

Under rare circumstances, you may need to uninstall Windows XP and return to your original operating system.

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You must be logged on to this computer as an administrator to complete this procedure.
Open Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
In the list of programs, click Windows XP, and then click Change/Remove.
Click Uninstall Windows XP, and then click Continue.
If any programs have been modified since the upgrade to Windows XP, you will receive a warning message. Review the warning, and then, if you want to continue with the uninstall process, click Continue.
Click Yes to confirm that you want to start uninstalling Windows XP.
Your computer will restart automatically. Be sure that any floppy disks are removed before you click Yes.

How do I uninstall windows xp??
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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I think that's only if your current version of Windows has already been upgraded from another version. In that case, it just downgrades it to your most previous version (assuming you told the installer to back it up before installing the new one).
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Uninstalling windows?

So how exactly do I uninstall windows? I have windows xp home, sp2 or 1 i think
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:59 PM   #4
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Um.... you don't. What exactly are you trying to do?
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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take off windows xp, because my im giving this comp to my friend
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: Uninstalling windows?

you can use a windows installer disk to reformat the hard drive.

If you don't have one of those, you can download a knoppix cd image and boot from that to reformat the drive.

Either of these options will remove all data from the computer for you.
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Default Re: Uninstalling windows?

Or reformat from the control panel.

Start>Control Panel>Admin>Disk management>Reformat.
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:06 AM   #8
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Where do I get a knoppix cd that i can download or whatever?

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Start>Control Panel>Admin>Disk management>Reformat
didn't work I went the Start>Control Panel but I had no Admin thing
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God people... Just use fdisk/cfdisk

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

--> first file.
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Old 11-12-2005, 10:18 AM   #10
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Or reformat from the control panel.

Start>Control Panel>Admin>Disk management>Reformat.
Dude Windows will not let you format the drive it is sitting on while it's running.

And I agree with just use fdisk from a boot floppy.
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