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Remove windows from DOS

  1. Jan 17, 2005 #1
    My friend came to me with a problem about his computer. He unknowingly had a pirated copy of XP pro 2000, and tried to update. Well needless to say, he cannot log on to windows now. He doesnt have anything on the computer worth keeping, so I am just going to give him another OS. Question is: How do I erase Windows and install, say, Freebsd(or any other OS) using DOS? Ive been working on this for a while now and would be grateful for any help!
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2005 #2
    There is no DOS underneath XP unlike WIN 3.0-98.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2005 #3

    Integral

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    get a dos boot disk. The win 98 boot disk should work fine.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2005 #4

    chroot

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    Whatever OS you choose to install will come with an installation disc. Use it to format the hard disk and install the new OS.

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