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Dual boot , win 2k and win xp

By sambhe ·
Hi,
I have messed up with my system again. So i am
starting again right from boot installation.

I want to make my system dual boot.
I am having PC with p4 and 40 GB HD.

I want my system to have 4 partitions.

with windows' 2000 on c: andWindows XP
on d: . Both the OS should have NTFS and
I want the Files to be seen from both the
OS. How to proceed with this. Could anyone
tell me step by step .I could not sleep for
two days because of this.
Please Help.

Vijay

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by sambhe In reply to Dual boot , win 2k and wi ...

But i want this without any 3rd party utilities. I only have cds and service packs for the above OSs.

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by WRCotton In reply to Dual boot , win 2k and wi ...

I suggest that you post this on one of the Windows sections, such as Windows 2000, rather than the MS Office section.

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by cnlson In reply to Dual boot , win 2k and wi ...

1) create your 4 partitions - use fdisk/partition magic/ or the win2k cd to do so
2) then as you load each os choose the partitions you have setup first partition for first os and so on.
3) ntfs is secure so any files that are for specific users may not be available if a different user is logged in. in other words if you use ntfs there is no guarentee you will be able to see the files for the other os\users fat32 would allow this
4) go get some sleep

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by curlergirl In reply to Dual boot , win 2k and wi ...

The order in which you do things is important. You need to be sure to load Win2K first and then XP, otherwise you may have problems later on.

1. Start with a clean, unpartitioned hard drive.
2. Install Windows 2000, creating your first partition during the installation. Be sure to specify NTFS as the file system.
3. Boot up to your Win2K partition at least once to make sure your install worked OK and you don't have any additional drivers or anything that need to be installed.
4. Shut down your system, insert your XP CD and boot to it (assuming you have a system that will boot to a CD). Do your XP install and create your next partition at this time (also NTFS of course).
5. After XP is installed, you should have both Windows 2000 and Windows XP as options on your startup menu. From this point forward, you can create and format your other partitions from either operating system and both operating systems will see them.

Remember, however, that any application software will need to be installed in both operating systems. If you want to use the same program folders from both operating systems, you can install the programs to a third partition. Then, for each operating system, select the same folder locations on thethird partition for the installation. I have heard that this works, but to be honest with you, I've always found that if you have the hard drive space (which you probably do with a 40GB HD), it's better to do separate installs for the applications.Hope this helps!

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