Dual boot for W2k and w7

August 19, 2011 at 02:06:35
Specs: Windows XP
I have installed w7 in a brand-new computer. I have my old one with my really necessary programs. I thought in putting my disc with 2k installed in my new computer and get a dual boot in it for use the convenient OS depending on my needs. Do you think is it possible?

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August 19, 2011 at 05:47:02
You could install Win2000 on its own partition/drive but using the old drive as is will not work. Win2000 is very fussy about what hardware it is operating on. You could re-install 2000 on the old drive after it is installed in the new computer but you MIGHT have problems with some drivers.

Depending on which version of Windows 7 you have and what programs you need to run, you may be able to install those programs and possibly hardware too under Windows 7. This is a much simpler solution.

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October 29, 2011 at 10:50:28
clone the drive you have windows 2000 installed to another harddrive. operating systems rather stay on the computer you install them on, because if you take one harddrive out of one and putit in another, theyll say "i dont like this, ill just crash anyway". all operating system want to stay on what theyre configured on, but cloning a drive to another one, and putting that in another computer, the operating system will forget what hardware it had, and will get use to the new hardware its installed on.

idk if this will work, but give it a try, and see how it goes. good luck

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October 29, 2011 at 13:04:46

Your response is wrong and months late.

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