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Dual boot windows xp and windows server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by climbingrose, Feb 9, 2004.

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  1. climbingrose

    climbingrose Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm new here and glad to join this community.

    I have windows server 2003 and windows xp pro on my home computer. Now I really need to reinstall windows xp. I know that the sequence for installing multi windows OSes on the same computer should be from oldest OSes to lastest OSes. This means I should install windows xp and then windows server 2003. Last time, I reinstalled windows xp when windows 2003 is already installed. The result was I couldnt boot in windows server! So how can I install Windows xp without affecting my server OS? Should I install them on different hard disks (I got two hard disks)?

    Any help will be appriciated.

    Best regards,
     
  2. PC_Wiz

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    Back up Boot.ini file.

    You could install windows Xp and then edit/replace the boot.ini file with the one you backed up.
    Or once XP is installed you can run a Manulal repair off windows 2003 cd on the boot files.
     
  3. climbingrose

    climbingrose Thread Starter

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    Thank you for answering me!
    Last time I also tried to repair windows server 2003 from cd but did succeed. Could you tell me how to do that?
     
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