How do I remove the Embedded BootWorks partition?

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I would like to remove the Embedded BootWorks partition. How do I do this?

Answer
The first option is to boot into the EBW (Embedded BootWorks) partition.

  1. Press Ctrl + C as soon as you see the Altiris splash screen.
  2. Press Y to break out of the batch file.
  3. Type in "startnet.bat". This will start the network and should map the network drive.
  4. Type in "F:\" to navigate to the network drive.
  5. Find the file BWINST.EXE and run it with a -U for uninstall.

    Here is an example:

    BWINST.EXE -U

You can accomplish the same task by letting the computer run bootwork.exe, which will return a "Hit F2 for diagnostics mode"

  1. Press F2.
  2. Exit this menu. This will return you to a DOS level prompt.
  3. Type in "F:\" to navigate to the network drive.
  4. Find the file bwinst.exe and run it with a -U for uninstall.

    Here is an example:

    BWINST.EXE -U

A third option is to copy the bwinst.exe -u.

  1. It will be up a prompt saying that you are about to uninstall the Altiris Partition BootWorks. Select Yes.
  2. Reboot the client.