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Old 01-16-01, 12:35 PM
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I have Win2k and Win Me installed on two separate hard drives. Win2k being my main OS. How do I set up a dual boot for both OS's?
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Old 01-16-01, 04:45 PM
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Probably the easiest way to do it is to use 2000's boot loader. If you had ME installed first, 2000 should have set it up for you to dual boot (at least it does with Win9x).

Another option is to use CyberQuest's BootMagic or something similar.

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Does Win2k have to reside on the c drive or can I install it in a different partition? I have winMe now, and want to install win2k without losing winMe. Will that work ok?

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Old 01-16-01, 06:13 PM
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You can, and probably should, put it on a different partition or drive.
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You can, and probably should, put it on a different partition or drive.



Although it also works fine on a shared partition. I have Win98 and Win2k on one partition. I didn't give them each thier own partition mainly for space issues. I have also done this in the past with Win9x and WinNT4 without any problems. Primarilly I use Win2k while my 98 install is very minimal (set up for DVD and video capture).



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Old 01-18-01, 05:20 PM
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Although it also works fine on a shared partition. I have Win98 and Win2k on one partition.



How much did you allot for this partition? I plan on doing the same thing... Win2k and Win98 Dual Boot...
What is a good size for this partition? Space is not a concern for me... I got plenty
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Old 01-18-01, 05:39 PM
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I put them on different partitions for several reasons. One is that you can use NTFS for Win2k if you ever decide you want to. You can also have different size partitions for different operating systems, depending on which you use the most.

Another is that I've had some interactions between operating systems and application installs. Where do you put MS Office (if you put it anywhere)? Same folders? Shared components under Program Files\Common Files can interfere with each other. Weird little things like Wordpad can have problems. I've had that problem.

And if you want to wipe out one operating system and reinstall or upgrade in the future, it's much easier on separate partitions.
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