Create W2K/XP Dual Boot (W2K installed first)

Gateway / N9cpp041
January 23, 2010 at 08:21:24
Specs: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, 797 MHz / 318 MB
I've got a Win2000 machine with a FAT32 C drive and a NTFS D drive (slave I think). I would like to add xp to this system. Can I add it to the NTFS D drive?

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#1
January 23, 2010 at 09:00:51
Well...boot up from the XP CD, select D:\ Partition for installation, format it using NTFS, and let the installation to complete....

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#2
January 23, 2010 at 09:49:24
Thanks Prbfixer,

Will that allow me to use my machine in dual mode & still be able to run my old stuff in 2000?


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#3
January 23, 2010 at 10:09:40
It should detect that W2K has been already installed and add it to the boot list....so, when you complete both Win XP and W2K installation, you should be able to choose between XP and W2K....

And, no conflicts should occur as well....

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#4
January 23, 2010 at 11:05:08
Why do you want to dual boot 2000/XP? They are basically the same. Why not just use WinXP alone?

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#5
January 23, 2010 at 12:16:56
I was hoping not to loose any of my old programs & I seem to recall on the xp packaging it I got that is was only for new installs (I left the disk and packaging at the office).


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#6
January 23, 2010 at 12:21:13
Um....If a W2K program is not officially compatible with XP, you can try using "Program Compatibility Wizard" so as to run it....

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#7
January 23, 2010 at 12:32:38
Yeah, I think I need to give it a shot, there is little that I will loose. If the xp disk lets me upgrade, I will do that. If not, I will try to set it up as dual boot and install xp on my d: drive. Worst comes to worse, I guess, I will do a clean install.


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