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dual boot: WinXP & 2003 ent. server

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aaron90245, Aug 31, 2004.

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  1. aaron90245

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    Tried the search but didn't come up with anything for these two. I am wondering if I'm in for any surprises. I'm gonna dual boot XP pro and 2003 ent. server with 2003 on it's own hard drive. I'm a student and get OS's for free to study and play with incase anybody is wondering.

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  2. KHolloman

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    as long as you know how to set-up a server you should be fine. Just partition your HD into say 2 partitions. 2003 server on one, which should probably be installed first. Then when you load XP it should pick up on your current OS
     
  3. aaron90245

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    2003 will actually go on second, but I was just doing a little homework before I do it to avoid any surprises. 2k3 will really just be used to study for cert. exam. Thanks, Aaron
     
  4. KHolloman

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    If you put 2003 on second, XP "picks" up on the current operating system and makes setting up the dual boot alot easier.

    I am not too sure if 2003 Server will do the same.

    I also just noticed you said 2K3 will be on its own HD. If you mean a seperate HD this is not going to be a dual boot system. It will be a system in which you have to change the BIOS to whichever HD you want to boot to.

    Good luck (y)
     
  5. southernlady

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    KHolloman, my husband is doing the same if I am reading this post correctly. He is using Windows XP Pro on one 80 gig as his o/s and Windows Server 2003 as his o/s which he got as an evaluation copy for 120 days as an OEM Specialist on a second hard drive.

    Everything is fine with ONE problem...he can't get online when he is in Server 2003. We can get online still when booted into XP Pro but not when booted into Server. Obviously we haven't configured something right. Any clues as to what that might be?

    I HAVE noticed one really ANNOYING aspect of Server 2003, it will pop up every 30 mins without fail and remind me I have been working for 30 mins. *I* don't NEED reminding!!!!! (And the reason I am on his and not MY computer, MY motherboard bit the dust last night). Liz
     
  6. KHolloman

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    Sorry Liz, servers are really a weak point for me.

    With your husband having the two os's on seperate HD, he does not get the choose which operating system option does he?

    The PC should boot to whichever HD you have set to primary.
     
  7. southernlady

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    Yes, he can choose, he just is having issues trying to get the Server 2003 to get online. XP has NO problems getting online as you can see, otherwise I would be one frustrated lady today. Liz
     
  8. aaron90245

    aaron90245 Guest Thread Starter

    KHolloman, you're right, I'll have to go to bios and select the other drive in order to boot 2k3.

    Thanks for the replies,
    Aaron
     
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