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Munro

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#1 13 years ago

I recently upgraded my pc to windows 2k from 98 and I noticed that a lot of my programs didn't seem to be working as quickly, so when I went to check it out I found that I have my old 98 Os still on my computer and it is taking up space. I also noticed windows 2k (my current os) and windows 2k installation. My question is: how can I get ride of these old os' my system resources sre at around 58% free and it's killing my gaming.




metal_militia

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#2 13 years ago

format.




Munro

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#3 13 years ago

Stupid question: how?




LeeLoo

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#4 13 years ago

Reboot with the windows CD, and there is an option to format, i dotn remember teh exact wording though.




Munro

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#5 13 years ago

I'm not sure what you mean, I tried rebooting and I got the option to boot from disk, I also tried to format from the control panel, but it wouldn't let me.




Kilobyte

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#6 13 years ago

1st of all. I wouldn't recommend formatting it. Windows 98 comes in handy when running older software. Formatting your drive will erase EVERYTHING on it. You'll lose all your saved games. I find it odd that your system resources are 58% free. Windows 98 should have no effect on gaming, under Windows 2000, especially with more than 30% of free C:\ space. Please do the following before you format it.

DXDIAG system checkStart --> Run Type dxdiag into the box, and press Enter, or Return on your keyboard. When it comes up, type in everything you see. Noting Processor MHZ, and Page File used, and Memory. Windows 2000 requires 256mb of Memory for gaming. It also requires a 300mb of Free Page file space. Then under the Video, or Display tab, check what Video card you have, and how much Video Memory it has, 64mb preferably.

Post the Dxdiag info, and then ask if you need to format, or buy a new PC. Formatting it will probably not help with your problem.




Guns4Hire

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#7 13 years ago

I agree with reformat and do a fresh install. 1st, what are your system specs?




Mr. Happy123

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#8 13 years ago

I agree with Monster_User. Reformatting your drive is not the first option that I would try. Some of my freinds have multiply os's running on there drives. One even has the last 5 (yes, five). As windows progresses thru the years, it has been taking more and more memory to keep you programs and operations systems happy. I suggest try to add another stick of memory. Any gamer would agree, more is better, especially when it comes to RAM.




Guns4Hire

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#9 13 years ago
Mr. Happy123I agree with Monster_User. Reformatting your drive is not the first option that I would try. Some of my freinds have multiply os's running on there drives. .

He only has one OS on his computer availalable. The 98 OS is still there incase he wants to revert back to it. It's not being used in any way I believe, just the files are there. So you would need to do a complete reformat of your hard drive, which I rewccomend anyway. So you save your important files and wipe it clean, no big deal. You will be much happier with a fresh running instal, believe me.

If you only have the upgrade version of Win2k, than you are stuck, but if you have the full version, reformat.




Μαjïç MushrøøM

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#10 13 years ago

And we were supposed to think that XP would be so much better. :rolleyes: