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Creating A Dual Boot With Win 2k Existing And Xp


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#1 dumduck

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

I am using win 2k on an 80 Gig HD with plenty of room I want to add XP in a dual boot, how do I do this.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:21 PM

Hi Dumduck,

If you have used all 80GB as a single partition for W2k you would have to wipe out/reformat your hard drive
for two partitions. And install XP on partition 1 and re-install W2k on partition 2. Or you could buy and install a
second hard drive and install XP on hd 2.

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:54 AM

You can download Linux live CD and use it to repartition the hdd. You can find instructions and a download site for the Linux here.

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:36 AM

Hey, while browsing I came across these sites..... hope these could help you.
http://ctrls.taragana.net/archive/how-to-r...g-linux-live-cd
http://blog.linuxoss.com/2005/11/howto-rep...t-reformatting/

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:45 AM

For dual boot you need 2 partitions. You have only one. You can either repartition, deleting all present data. Or you can use softwares like partition magic to create another partition without destroying present data. You can also buy a new drive and install XP on it, easy :thumbsup: There are linux programs too for partitioning, but you'll have to reboot using Linux live cd like other fellas have mentioned.

If you repartition current disk you can use softwares like seagate disk manager. But be careful, all data on the disk will be destroyed.

When you have two partitions. Install Windows 2000 first on the first partition C:. Then insert WindowsXP CD when Windows2000 is running, follow instructions. Do not select "Upgrade" but selecte "new installation". Select "I will choose partition during setup". Select "Install all files to had disk". Choose second partition D: during setup later.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:41 AM

Many thanks one and all, most usefull, the reason for this is I have a creative Zen V which needs XP or above to run it, as I use Win 2K a solution would be to create a dual boot on my HDD and install a copy of XP just so I can use my Zen. Better still is there any 3rd party drivers I can get for the Zen to enable 2 K working.
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Edited by dumduck, 21 July 2008 - 02:04 AM.





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