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How do I change my Win2k/Win98 dual-boot system into a pure Win2k environment with a backup storage

I have a dual boot Win2000/Win98 system on disks C and D (both FAT32). I want to boot straight to Win2000 (C drive) leaving the other drive (D) as backup or as secure storage (NTFS). What is the best method of doing this? And what is the best use of the second drive?

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The easiest and simplest way to do this is to edit the BOOT.INI file in the root directory of the boot drive (most likely your C: drive) and remove any references to Windows 98. After that you can boot into Windows 2000 and use the "convert" command to change the file systems over to NTFS, and then delete the Windows 98 directory at your leisure.

This was first published in October 2002

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