How to uninstall Windows 2000 and revert to Windows ME?

Question

My gateway originally had ME as the operating system. I loaded windows 2000 but some of my hardware will not run. How do I uninstall 2000 and reload ME?

Answer

This question was answered on February 23, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To uninstall Windows XP, follow these steps:

1 Restart your computer in Safe mode To do this, press the F8 key while Windows is starting

2 Log on with an account that has administrative credentials.

3 Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs

4 In the list of installed programs, double-click Uninstall Windows 2000

Note: If Uninstall Windows 2000 is not in the list of installed programs, you must manually reinstall Windows Millennium Edition In this case, make sure that you back up all your critical data before you reinstall Windows Millennium Edition.

5 When you receive the following message, click Yes to start the Windows XP removal:

Are you sure you want to uninstall Windows XP and restore your previous operating system?

6 After Windows 2000 is removed, your computer restarts to the previously-installed operating system.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 23, 2005