how to install win2000 with Windows7

July 23, 2011 at 13:30:21
Specs: Windows 7
Recently bought Dell Desktop with pre-installed windows7, and it was not supplied by installation DVD.
Now I need to install win2000 for multiboot (without removing windows7).
When trying to install by booting the system from win2000 CD, the installation process freezes at options "install", "repair" or "quit installation". At that point the only way to re-boot windows7 is to turn PC off and back on.

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July 23, 2011 at 14:03:50
Your best option is to not dual boot at all.
Install VirtualPC or VirtualBox and then install Windows 2000 under that. This will be much simpler. Dual booting with Windows 2000 will be neither simple nor straightforward. Best to not even try.

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July 23, 2011 at 21:08:34
"it was not supplied by installation DVD"

Did you read the documentation that came with your new PC? The files & the program to create the Win7 recovery disks should be pre-installed on your computer. If they're not, you ARE entitled to a set of disks, but YOU have to request them from Dell. See the following:

You're going about the dual boot process incorrectly anyway. Win2000 does NOT natively support SATA hard drives & I doubt your new system has a floppy drive, so getting it installed is not going to be an easy task. You have a LOT of reading to do, especially if you're inexperienced. Why would you want Win2000 anyway?

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July 24, 2011 at 01:21:30
Its the best to do it not dual boot but Virtual Machine (eg VMware Workstation,Virtual Box eg) so you don't mess up. Thats what I done.

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