Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by tweaky, Aug 20, 2002.
Easy question yet i don't know the answer. Oh well how do u re-install windows 2000.
delete the old windows 2000 directory and documents and settings folder and boot off the win2k cd, it will run through and install it for you.
make sure you back up all your documents which usually reside in documents and settings
can i back up onto the same hard drive then reinstall windows?
You can but it's advisable you use a different hardrive or partition.
And you don't need to erase everything before you install, just follow the prompts with the win2K install, and it will allow you to format the partition you are going to use for Win2K.
tweaky: If you're gonna go to the effort of reinstalling Win2k, you might consider backing up your work and reformatting. That way, you'll get rid of all the junk that collects through normal computer use. It might be a pain to re-find all your drivers (if you've got odd hardware), so make sure you back them up too.
What he said.
Stuff tends to accumulate. Running System Mechanic on your machine every so often tends to prolong the OS life... but still, there's nothing like getting a clean installation on the system. Sort of like an annual spring clean.