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Install 2K after XP?

By Thunder
Mar 17, 2002
  1. Can I install Win2k on another partition after having already installed XP on my main partition?
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    of course you can
     
  3. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

  4. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Thanks guys.:)
     
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    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 329

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  6. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

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  7. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    It shouldn't affect the list of bootable operating systems as win2k'll create it anyway,
     
  8. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Well actually it did. I wasn't able to boot to XP after installing 2K. After much trial and error I figured out I could boot with the XP cd and choose the repair option. Doh!:D
     
  9. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Now that I have 2K & XP

    I wonder if I could defrag my XP partition with Norton Speed disk 2001 from my 2K install? Safely?


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  10. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Thunder, just curious, why do you want to install both XP and 2K ? What are the benifits of having 2k if you already have XP ??
    Thanks and good luck.
     
  11. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I just like to play and experiment. My hobbie.:)
     
     
  12. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,245

    Don't we all Thunder, Don't we all. Trouble is, do we all know how to fix it after we "experiment ?? ;)
     
  13. Thunder

    Thunder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I've had to fdisk and format so many times I can do it in my sleep.:haha:
     
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +279

    What if it were Win2K Server and WinXP Pro - there would be a good reason to install both. Lots of services not available in XP Pro that are in 2K Server.

    LNCPapa
     
  15. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Yes, that's what I have, Windows XP Pro and Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2, amongst other things....

    The server gives you many abilities that are unavailable in Windows XP.

    Windows XP has a better bootloader than Windows 2000, though, its faster and slicker..... if installing Windows 2000 second you might be well making a copy first of all files in the root directory of your active marked primary (boot) partition to another location. Make sure that you take everything, including system and hidden files. After the Windows 2000 installation is complete, restore these files.
     
  16. intipu

    intipu TS Rookie

    has anybody ever installed a Win 2k Server after Win Xp?
    Since the W2k Server CD is not bootable, i dont know how to do it.
    Thanx
     
  17. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    No, the server CD should be bootable.

    But anyway, you can launch the setup program from within another OS such as XP.
     
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