Uninstalling Windows® 2000
Are you planning to uninstall Windows 2000?
Windows 2000 is one of the best operating systems from Microsoft and it offers several features like setup manager, faster multitasking, troubleshooters, personalized menu, encrypted file system, IP security support, Microsoft Management support, Intellmirror and much more. Even though, this operating system offers the above mentioned features, some users wish to shift to other operating systems for some reason or another. So, they look for methods to uninstall Windows 2000. There are two simple ways to uninstall Windows 2000 Professional from your computer. Prior to uninstalling Windows 2000, do check your PCs hardware suitability for next OS. Do make sure that you have another operating system ready to install. Uninstalling is not big deal, but needs to be performed cautiously. Always keep a back up of your system data for future transactions.
Some of the tips for uninstalling Windows 2000 are covered in the content given below:
- How to uninstall Windows 2000 if it was an upgrade?
- How to remove Windows 2000 if you did a fresh install?
- Tips to avoid issues in the un-installation process
How to uninstall Windows 2000 if it was an upgrade?
If Windows 2000 is in upgrades format, then steps are slightly odd. To uninstall the upgraded version of Windows 2000, go to Start menu and then Control panel. Then, you have to click on 'Add/remove programs' in the Control panel. Now allow the recently installed programs to load on the screen. Once this is done, scroll down until you see the line that reads as ‘Revert to an earlier version of Windows.’ Click on the line and follow the given instructions. The wizard may ask for installing disk of Windows 2000. So you should have it ready with you.
How to remove Windows 2000 if you did a fresh install?
Above mentioned steps are valid especially for the upgraded version, whereas this one deals with fresh or a newly installed format. Here, the process is a bit different. Go to 'My Computer' on the desktop. Then right click on the drive 'C' and select the format option. You have a file system that you want to create on the hard drive. If you are planning to install the new version of windows completely or want to go for the older one select FAT 32. And if you want to install Windows XP or Windows Vista, then select NTFS from the list. Click 'Start' at the bottom and once the whole process is completed all programs and files are totally removed from your system, including Windows 2000 Professional. Now, you are firmly done with uninstalling process.
Make sure to take back up of any essential files before proceeding to this process. Even if you are reverting to a previous version of Windows, then files may be misplaced in the conversion process. Because formatting of the drive removes programs and data of any drive. Keep the necessary information about PC along with. By doing this, you have agreed to the policy of changing activation number.
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