Formatting from Windows 2k to Windows XP trouble

By Diego84
Aug 4, 2008
  1. Hello I'm having some trouble trying to format from Windows 2k to Windows XP. I placed the Windows XP CD into my computer and it did the 'preinstall'. It asked that I restart the computer at this point in which I did. It then came to the blue screen in which it asked which partition I'd like to use / delete. When I tried to delete my old partition of Windows 2k it said action denied.

    Was wondering if you could help me with this so that I can get a full format / dump from Windows 2k to Windows XP.

    Thank you,
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You are best to boot from your Windows CD
    ie. Don't do it from inside Windows 2000

    Once the CD boots, you can remove any partitions, and install windows clean
    Obviously everything on 2000 will be lost.
  3. gniw

    gniw TS Rookie

    yeah, agree with upstairs
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