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By Kahless1972 ·
i have xp home on a mchine and i want to put win2000 pro as a second os on a slave hardrive do i need a boot manager or will 2000 aotumatically take care of the multi boot end of things?Also will there be a signifigant benifit in regards to programsand software to using this particular multiboot scenario?

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by TheChas In reply to windows 2000 as a second ...

The recommended procedure for setting up a dual boot configuration is to install the oldest operating system first.

If you install the new drive, and install W2K, you will loose some of the files XP needs in the root menu of the C: drive.

A work-around, would be to temporarily install a spare drive as the C: drive while you install W2K.
Then, put back your XP drive.

You can then use the bootcfg command to add the W2K installation to a boot menu.

You can get information on bootcfg and boot.ini from the help menu, Microsoft's web site, or www.systeminternals.com

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to windows 2000 as a second ...

As to part 2 of your question, W2K has better networking features, and is more secure than XP home.

Why not get the best of both, and upgrade your primary partition to XP Pro?

The main difference between XP home and Pro is networking.

Chas

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by Kahless1972 In reply to windows 2000 as a second ...

thank that was very helpful

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