March 19th, 2002, 08:38 PM
Is there a way to uninstall windows me when no other OS is on a box? I've searched the Wizard of Oz (google) and tried everything I have found. I have a copy of SuSE 7.2 w/manuals that id like to install and get rid of windows me completely.
March 19th, 2002, 08:42 PM
And formatting the drive doesn't work?
March 19th, 2002, 08:47 PM
\"Problems cannont be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.\" --Albert Einstein
March 19th, 2002, 08:49 PM
bring up command prompt and try formating it from there.
March 19th, 2002, 09:09 PM
Make a mootable disk with format.exe on it. When format the hardrive.
Computers make sense people
March 19th, 2002, 09:10 PM
Thanks, I'm new to all of this (obviously) but, trying to learn as I go.
March 19th, 2002, 09:32 PM
Use format or fdisk, I would'nt reccomend fdisk if you are a newbie though... Its a bit faster though
March 19th, 2002, 09:41 PM
When you install suse, can't you format the partions from there? Make that delete the entire WinME partion?
\"Ignorance is bliss....
but only for your enemy\"
March 19th, 2002, 10:49 PM
Make a boot disk then restart your computer and type format c:
Warning mini rant about windows ME!
Windows ME was the worst peace of crap ever to come out of M$ never have I seen such a buggy os. If you encounter a computer with windows ME on it format the hard drive and install another OS Unix, Linux, Win XP, That OS you found on a disk behind you desk when you moved to a new office labeled (1983 Crappy OS). But what if itís not my computer you say. Don't worry I've prepared a little script that should help you deal with this awkward moment.
Some guy: Hey who are you and what are you doing to my computer. Are you the new IT guy.
You: No I don't work here.
Some guy: Then what the hell are you doing to my computer.
You: I noticed that you had windows ME so I formatted you hard drive.
Some guy: [gets on phone and call security].
You: run like hell.
Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.
March 19th, 2002, 11:26 PM
Thanks again for the help and yeah Souleman, installing SuSE delets the ME partition or asks if you want to. No more ME for me! Although, uh when I installed SuSE after formatting no modem or mouse was found LOL guess I gotta learn these things the hard way.