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Dual Boot Xp and Win2k

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tmax, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. tmax

    tmax Thread Starter

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    Can I install a dual boot with XP pro already installed? Microsoft sez to install 2000 first. I would rather not remove xp if not necessary.
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    Well, from my experience, I installed Windows 2000 on a different partition and it screwed the boot sequence. But when I installed Windows XP over itself, it was fine again.

    I guess it's luck
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Yes, you can install win2k after xp. In order to do this, you will need to repair the boot sector of the boot drive. This can be done manually or by a repair install of xp. I am on a hotel computer so I do not have the list of files that need to be copied to do a manual repair. The other option [repair install of xp] requires you to reapply service pack 1, all updates, patches, and hot fixes.
     
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