installation of windows XP



Hozefa
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
hi,
i have notebook works on windows 2000,and i have only one partion,and now
i want to install windows XP on it.so is it possible to keep both operating
system on single partion and if yes then how can i do it.

NoNoBadDog!
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
"Hozefa" <Hozefa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
> i have notebook works on windows 2000,and i have only one partion,and
> now
> i want to install windows XP on it.so is it possible to keep both
> operating
> system on single partion and if yes then how can i do it.

No. You cannot have more than 1 operating system per partition.

Bobby

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Sure you can, it's just not a good idea. It's called a parallel
installation, and you can do it with the same OS or different ones. Main
problem with this method is that it can easily lead to corruption of both
installations if something goes wrong - and it usually does sooner or later.
It is recommended not to do this except as a temporary fix.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
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Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"NoNoBadDog!" <no_@spam_verizon.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Hozefa" <Hozefa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1CFD1541-C87C-4855-AB8C-50506F8C1A06@microsoft.com...
>> hi,
>> i have notebook works on windows 2000,and i have only one partion,and
>> now
>> i want to install windows XP on it.so is it possible to keep both
>> operating
>> system on single partion and if yes then how can i do it.
>
> No. You cannot have more than 1 operating system per partition.
>
> Bobby
>
>

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Hozefa wrote:
> hi,
> i have notebook works on windows 2000,and i have only one partion,and now
> i want to install windows XP on it.so is it possible to keep both operating
> system on single partion and if yes then how can i do it.


There's no technical issue that stops one from installing two
Microsoft operating systems onto the same partition, but there should
be. Under normal circumstances, placing two operating systems in the
same partition is a recipe for disaster. A careful, knowledgeable
specialist can do this safely for a short period of time, but the
ordinary PC user had better be backing up his data hourly, as a
catastrophic failure is a matter of "when," rather than "if."



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installation of windows XP