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Installing W2KPro on a WXP system

By juan_fernando_salazar ·
Hello,

I would like to know how to install W2K in a PC already running WXP, so they both share the computer just like when you have W2K running and then install WXP (inverse operation is cancelled by the WXP installation program claiming that theOS is older than the currently installed).

This was asked by two top executives in my company, and I do have two extra hard disks to install W2K totally isolated from WXP. The idea is to have the classic menu at the beginning asking me which OS want to load. (I know this is easy when you set up W2K and after WXP).

Thank you guys in advance for your comments and suggstions,

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by ajsdodd In reply to Installing W2KPro on a WX ...

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_2k.htm

Try using the Windows XP System Setup Disk
from http://www.drd.dyndns.org/index2.html

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by quintar51 In reply to Installing W2KPro on a WX ...

Disconnect the XP hard disk temporarily and connect one of your other hard disks.

Install w2k on the new hard disk normally.
You need to edit the Boot.ini file on the w2k installation to inform it of the Windows XP installation.

you'll need to have something like this:


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows xp Professional" /fastdetect

Make sure your system folder is correct for XP and w2k. You should be able to boot into w2k no problem, so if you're unable to boot into XP, just double check the boot.ini file.

good luck,

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by quintar51 In reply to Installing W2KPro on a WX ...

This is what is should look like:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

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