|Full Guide to OS Dual Booting
Updated on November 08, 2000 by Thomas
McGuire - Page 3/9
Installation – Windows NT/2000
Windows 2000 setup can occur, or at least be initiated from
within Windows. Simply insert your Windows 2000 CD & the
setup program will be auto-run. You’ll receive the
select Yes, select No. Instead select Install
Windows 2000. The next screen to appear being the
the Install a new copy of Windows 2000 (Clean Install)
option & hit the Next button. Enter in the Serial
number & at the next screen select the Advanced
first 2 entries in this section should be left alone (As
before, I do not recommend changing the Installation
folder for Windows 2000). In particular you should Tick
both options available here – Copy all setup files from
the Setup CD to the hard drive & I want to choose
the installation partition during Setup (So you can
select the other partition for installation). Click Ok
& enter in your preferences for the other options. Click
Ok to start the installation procedure & reboot
re-booting you will have additional installation option
Press ENTER to – Setup Windows 2000 now.
Next a list of Partitions available for installation
will appear. Select the empty one (D:\ most likely)
& hit Enter.
Next comes up certain file system format options for
the selected partition. Choices available being as follows;
Format the partition using the NTFS file system.
Format the partition using the FAT file system.
Convert the partition to NTFS.
Leave the current file system intact (no changes).
recommend selecting Format the partition using the NTFS
file system as NTFS has more benefits than the FAT32
file system (more secure, handles larger partitions better
& so on). Although this will leave Windows 98/Me unable
to access files on the NTFS partition…… which is why I
recommended making the Windows 98/Me, or other FAT 32
partition larger – so that Programs & other files can
be installed/saved onto it instead of the NTFS partition.
way, the choice is yours in the end.
installation has completed, setup any users accounts (I just
use Administrator only). Should you have any problems
check the Troubleshooting boot/Uninstall problems
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