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My PC shipped with ME, as a result I am trying to get rid of it and install 2000 Advanced Server. The problems that I am running into are:
Putting 2000 on my first partition using ntfs I would not be able to reboot after formatting the partition.I would like to know how do I get around this? I use Partiotion Magic to boot into XP (Which is my other os) and configure things from there.

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by WhW In reply to Boot And Multi OS Config

Two options here.

1) Reinstall both OS's installing W2k first on the primary boot partition then reinstall XP on a second partition. or

2) Continue to use PQ boot to select the OS you want to run.

The issue involves the Master Boot Record, and windows is "stupid" when it comes to managing it. It automatically rewrites it whenever you install a windows OS. It thinks that "Windows" is the "ONLY" OS on your system, so unless the installer recognizes and earlier version of windows on your system, it will set the MRB to boot only the OS you just installed. That's why W2K must be installed BEFORE XP.

HIH

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