Win2k on XP



steve
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
I am looking to buy a pc pre-loaded with XP (SP2). But my main OS is
Win2k. Would I be able to load Win2k to live concurrently with XP?
Or do I have to install Win2k first, and then reinstall XP?

Thanks.

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Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Dual boot will work just fine.

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"steve" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> I am looking to buy a pc pre-loaded with XP (SP2). But my main OS is
> Win2k. Would I be able to load Win2k to live concurrently with XP?
> Or do I have to install Win2k first, and then reinstall XP?
>
> Thanks.
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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
You should consider purchasing your PC preinstalled with
Windows XP Professional. There is no reason to use the
old Windows 2000 operating system. Otherwise, you'll
have a major project ahead of you since you'll have to
completely delete the existing Windows XP partition,
create two partitions, format the partitions NTFS, then
install Windows 2000 first, then install Windows XP.

Note: Some PC manufacturer's provide a Windows XP
Recovery CD that will not work with a dual-boot arrangement.

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"steve" wrote:

| I am looking to buy a pc pre-loaded with XP (SP2). But my main OS is
| Win2k. Would I be able to load Win2k to live concurrently with XP?
| Or do I have to install Win2k first, and then reinstall XP?
|
| Thanks.

Ron Martell
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
steve <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote:

>I am looking to buy a pc pre-loaded with XP (SP2). But my main OS is
>Win2k. Would I be able to load Win2k to live concurrently with XP?
>Or do I have to install Win2k first, and then reinstall XP?
>
>Thanks.

Why not just move to Windows XP? The differences are not that
substantial, except for the increased hardware requirements (CPU
speed, RAM, disk space) of Windows XP because of the additional
components included with it.

Windows 2000 uses the internal version NT 5.0 and Windows XP is NT 5.1
so it might even be appropriate to refer to Windows XP as "Windows
2000 Second Edition".

You should also be aware that there may be warranty considerations
with your new PC if you use an operating system other than the version
provided with it.

Here is a web site with instructions for doing what you want to do:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_2k.htm Note that you will
have to modify the partition structure of your hard drive so as to
create a new partition for Windows 2000.


Good luck


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Harry Ohrn
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
There are ways to manage this depending the software tools you have at your
disposal. It is important to be able to create multiple partitions. One will
house Windows XP and have room for growth as you install applications - 10
GB is generally plenty of room for that but your needs might be different.
The second partition will house Windows 2000 and again you need room for
growth. A third partition can come in very useful to house common data that
you wish to access from either OS. Use Disk Management from each OS to hide
the other OS partition and should be good to go.

I personally use a third party bootmanger for dual booting but Doug Knox
outlines one method here which uses the Windows XP bootloader
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_2k.htm


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"steve" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> I am looking to buy a pc pre-loaded with XP (SP2). But my main OS is
> Win2k. Would I be able to load Win2k to live concurrently with XP?
> Or do I have to install Win2k first, and then reinstall XP?
>
> Thanks.
>
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Win2k on XP