Clean install of Windows XP Pro

Posted: 11-26-2003, 11:31 PM
I am trying to reformat and install the original OS on an
IBM ThinkPad (Windows 98) and then upgrade to Windows XP
Pro. The c: drive is not large enough to install Win XP.
How can I partition the disk into one c: drive instead of
a small c: drive and larger d: drive? I have a Win XP
upgrade disk. I've tried to delete the c: partition in
Win XP Setup but it won't let me.

Thanks for your help.

Clean install of Windows XP Pro


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Re: Clean install of Windows XP Pro
Posted: 11-26-2003, 11:51 PM
Clean Installation
Disconnect all peripherals (camera, printer, scanner, etc)
Disconnect network/modem cable.
Go to BIOS and set CDROM as boot device before hard drive.
Insert Windows XP CD and reboot.
At "Press any key to boot to CDROM" quickly press a key and follow the
prompts for a Clean installation:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_sg_clean.asp
Delete all partitions in step 5 if you desire to erase all data on the
hard drive.
Partitioning and formatting will be done automatically.
All data will be destroyed, back-up important data first.

Enable or install firewall BEFORE connecting network cable.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673

Install ALL Critical Windows Updates:
Start/All Programs/Windows Update

After you are finished, you will need to load the appropriate drivers.

If your computer was shipped with Windows XP, these procedures may or
may not apply.
Check your manual or contact the computer manufacturer for more
details.

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"ss@haw" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I am trying to reformat and install the original OS on an
> IBM ThinkPad (Windows 98) and then upgrade to Windows XP
> Pro. The c: drive is not large enough to install Win XP.
> How can I partition the disk into one c: drive instead of
> a small c: drive and larger d: drive? I have a Win XP
> upgrade disk. I've tried to delete the c: partition in
> Win XP Setup but it won't let me.
>
> Thanks for your help.

 
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