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tado 01-12-2006 08:51 AM

Dual Booting under XP Pro
 
I know it's possible to create a dual boot system with say Win982ed and XPPRO, however is it possible to have 2 installations of XP PRO so that a computer can boot to either of two different setups?.

digit 01-14-2006 02:59 PM

yes its possbile, create another partition, then install windows on that new partition

bongo 01-18-2006 01:52 PM

i did that b4 and i screw my disk..lol

foxvince 03-07-2006 05:50 AM

Yeah.You have to use good software partition to do this one.You dont just partition your HD with the DOS mode.They will definitely screw you.

ChatMod#1 03-07-2006 06:02 AM

I agree. It is better to have a very good software to do it, otherwise most of ur programs and features will have to be reinstalled.:(

Firefox 03-07-2006 06:26 AM

I agree with the use of good partion software. Try a copy of partition magic (sorry I don't know the latest version) I have used it in the past and its never failed me

ChatMod#1 03-07-2006 06:34 AM

My friend has used it, and says that it works perfectly well, and did not have any problems at all.:)

William_Wilson 03-07-2006 08:21 AM

Partition magic is definatly my favorite partitioning tool, i have 3 OS on my laptop, and 5 partitions and i've never had a single problem, my desktop main drive is also split in half, and has been for a few years now. Ontop of the multi-boot it offers, in the case of a catatstrophe partitions help you save data!!

ChatMod#1 03-07-2006 06:57 PM

3 OS!!! That's take quite a bit to load. Do u use all 3 of em?

William_Wilson 03-08-2006 02:01 AM

haha, of course, it's linux/windows xp pro/(and was another version of windows) I have removed the 3rd OS as i do not use it often, but my linux i use for my skools ftp and unix server, it just has fewer issues, plus it has a features MS would never put into windows. I suppose i technically have 3 OS on it, if you want to call DOS an OS, but i never use it, it's only on there as my laptop has no cd drive or floppy drive, and i needed a base to install the other OS's from.

if you are interested in how i installed XP without any drives, you can check it out my post on another site: http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_...n_tips870.html
I will also be adding the same information and all other posts i've made including more code examples for download on my new domain once i have enough time to finish the all the pages and layouts.


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