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    Unexpected effects of upgrading Win 98 to Win 2000

    Previously, I had always done clean installs with all OS, however, I
    recently decided to retire my last Win 98 partition by upgrading to Win
    2000. I've noticed the following:

    1. Win 2000 installs itself in the old Windows directory. Several
    directories and files seem to be left behind from Win 98. Is there a KB
    article that describes which of those critters can be deleted?

    2. In the resultant Win 2000, if I right-click on the Task Bar, then choose
    Properties, then Advanced, there are no check boxes listed in Start Menu
    Settings. This does not seem to be right. How can I cause those check boxes
    to appear?

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    Re: Unexpected effects of upgrading Win 98 to Win 2000

    Another way to the boxes I believe you are looking for is : Start -> Settings -> Taskbar and Start Menu. You can also check the registry under H_Key_Local_MachineSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent VersionExplorerStart Menu to compare against another Win2K install. Or you may be affected by a quirk in not doing a clean install.

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    Re: Unexpected effects of upgrading Win 98 to Win 2000

    Thanx.

    I have found the cause of the problem and it is due to the way Win 2000 upgrades Win 98.
    An All Users directory was created in C:Windows.
    In that directory there is an "Application Data" and a "Start Menu" diretory.
    Withing the Start Mewnu directory, the Programs directory is empty, i.e., the real Start Menu directory is indeed under Documents and Settings.

    So I guess the code path that causes the check boxes to appear checks the Start Menu in WindowsAll Users first.
    If I rename that directory, then the check boxes appear.

    I also noted tat the Application Data directory in WindowsAll Users is used by some apps instead of the one in Documents and Settings.
    I could clean that up manually, but may not be worth the bother.

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