Remove Win2k/98 dual boot

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I currently am running win98/2k. I don't really need the win98 anymore as I trimmed it down to pretty much just the OS so I can burn it to a bootable disk. However, is it possible to just remove the win98 and win2k be fine? I'm planning on ghosting the win2k to a backup drive and reformatting my main drive to reorder the partitions, from 10gb/20gb to 20gb/10gb, and ghosting it back to the c drive. Any suggestions?
 
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ghosting now might not be the best choice as you must have alot of programs installed taking a lot of space, unless you don't mind ghosting onto many cd's. I like to start from sctrach myself so I can optomize for running a single os. If your going to run a single os you might consider running a single partition as well. Or is the 20gb/10gb a typo? One thing I'd really suggest is using ntfs since no older os needs to read your drive.
 

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I agree with starting from scratch. I also think your current partitions are right on! 10 gig is plenty of room for win2k and program files. Use the 20 gig partition for data files and whatever else. The two partition setup also lends itself to providing a data "safe-haven" for copying all your data to in case you need to reformat "c:" and reinstall the os at a later time. All your data will be safe on "d:" while your reformatting and reinstalling. As for NTFS, well, unless you need the added security I see no benefit in NTFS. Performance is equal and you can pop the drive into a win98 machine to move files to drive "d:" if win2k becomes unbootable. Now you can reformat and reinstall as previously stated. Yea, you guessed right, this happened to me once before.
 
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"However, is it possible to just remove the win98 and win2k be fine?" yes.. get what ya need out win98 (windows), fav's,desktop stuff etc... then kill 98