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    More space

    I am currently running 2 Windows platforms on my PC, Me and 2000.How can I take off 2000 as I hardly use it and I would like more space on my hard disk.Advice please??

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    Re: More space

    Ricky--

    I want someone who is very familiar with dual boots and editing boot.ini if it needs to happen to provide a nice answer; that'll happen and it's not me. I do have a link for you though with instructions if you scroll down, but I still would value some Lounge answers for their tips and caveats. I have to ask you though, for gosh sakes, why would you ditch Win 2K and keep ME? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> With all due respect to anyone who is running ME or who may be in the Redmond Witness Protection program who developed ME and let those helicopters take off with its RTM to OEMs--. I would beg you to ditch ME and keep Win 2K which is right now essentially the same as XP with very minor differences (I wish 2K had System Restore but otherwise minor). As Mark (WyllyWylly) has said, they are essentially the same OS. I mean there is just no comparison with ME and Win 2K in terms of stability, functionality, and support. We're talking the most unstable Win 9X kernel versus the most stable NT kernel that's available right now.

    One tip for anyone seeking more space, always check your allocation of System Restore which is a major space hog. It theoretically defaults to 90 days with that slider at a whopping 12% of your partition or partitions but it does not deliver anything like that and you sure as heck don't need that many restore points since you're making them for at least 5 reasons daily anyway. Also people often have it running on a data only drive which is ridiculous since it is doing nothing but taking up space--it doesn't monitor (back up) data. You can always usually afford to scale that slider back to gain valuable real estate, but don't ever turn it off because if you do you will lose all restore points.

    Here is the link on uninstalling whichever OSs are in the equation from a duel boot but I really want to here from experience with directions here:

    How to Remove a Dual-Boot in Various Permutations and Combinations including the ME/Win 2K One

    SMBP

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    Re: More space

    There is no way I would take off Win2000 and keep WinMe. Win2000 is much more stable and a much better Operating System.
    As for as how to remove one or the other. Delete and reformat the partition of the one you don't want would be my guess, I personaly have never had to do that. But choose wisely on the Operating System you wish to keep.

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