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koyi 04-10-2004 01:58 AM

Windows 2000/XP dual-boot
A MS windows problem...

you see... I am trying to set up a box with windows 2000/XP dual-boot....
Windows XP is already inside and I am trying to install 2000.... is it possible to not delete winXP and add 2000 inside?

Pauli 04-10-2004 12:04 PM

Umm. I dont get it, you want to dual boot but you also want to delete xp and put on 2000? Umm. Doesnt that only give 1 OS if you delete Xp? I would use VMware witch will let you install 2000 IN xp and use it but it is not as good as installing a dual boot system.

I think you can partition using partition magic and install win 2000 and then use the windows boot loader to boot into whatever.

XavierP 04-10-2004 12:54 PM

Yes, it is possible - as with any Windows/Windows dual-boot, make a 2 partitions and install the oldest version first (in this case 2000).

Thing is, XP is just 2000+ - what will this give you that running one or the other won't?

witeshark 04-10-2004 02:10 PM

I agree with XavierP's question. Did you get the Mac OS info you posted for a week or so back?

koyi 04-11-2004 10:51 AM

Thanks for the replies guys...
Actually the situation is like this... My friend is using an English Edition of Win XP... and she said she wanted to run a Japanese version of Adobe InDesign.... and this jap InDesign cannot be installed in that eng Win Xp... we managed to get a japanese win 2000 at the end... so the problem was that how can I retain all the information and programs in win Xp while adding win 2000 into the box to set up a dual boot system...

and as XavierP said: we normally have to install the older Windows first... so I was doing some research to see if I can do the reverse...

and at the end... I first installed win 2000 and found that win XP doesnt boot... so I repair win xp with the recovery console and the problem was solved....

just for your reference, what did I do with the recovery console was this:
1. copy ntldr from the CD to c:
2. copy to c:

p.s. to dear whiteshark:
yeah... at the end I ordered a copy of Mac OS X - panther edition - The Missing manual from amazon... It is a nicely written book... of course thanks for your suggestions, too :)

witeshark 04-11-2004 01:24 PM

The missing manual is a very comprehensive book ;)

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