dual boot xp and 2000

February 28, 2009 at 23:21:59
Specs: Windows XP
.,is there anyone who knows what's the system requirements of dual boot windows xp and windows 2000??

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March 1, 2009 at 01:27:40
Are you asking about hardware requirements?

Since XP is the newer, more resource hungry operating system then anything that meets XP system requirements will suffice for a dualboot setup with Win2K.

If you are asking how to establish a successful dualboot arrangement with XP and 2k then that is a different matter and not necessarily a question for a hardware forum.

There are several ways to go about setting up a Windows dualboot arrangement. In my opinion, each operating system should be installed in it's own partition. If you have only one physical harddrive then first partition the disk into two or more drives. Format them in NTFS. ( can be done during setup)
Next, instal the older operating system (2K) first to C
Then instal XP to a different partition. XP setup will automatically write the required dualboot startup files.

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March 1, 2009 at 07:13:22
"dual boot xp and 2000"

What would be the purpose? XP is basically 2000 in a prettier package. Anything that runs on 2000 should be able to run on XP & vice versa.

There are no system requirements other than to either have your HDD partitioned or a 2nd HDD installed. It's generally recommended to install the older OS 1st, but it can be done the other way around. But I don't understand why you'd wanna pair up these two?

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March 1, 2009 at 10:30:16
"But I don't understand why you'd wanna pair up these two?"

Yeah, doesn't make much sense. My main machine began as a 98se/W2k dual boot rig. Along came a 40Gb hdd gift about 3 years ago and I installed XP Pro on it. Now the machine is 98se/W2K/XP and I don't have plans to change it...too lazy and don't need the disk space. Guess it would be handy to fall back on the W2K install if the XP drive died.

Like jam said, XP is basically 2000 in a prettier package and I can't help but wonder what you're trying to accomplish here.


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