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Dual Boot? Is it Possible?


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burnsryan

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Hi all

for various reasons i need Millenium installed in my machine.

I also need XP.

Is it possible to install both OS's?

I realise i need to create 2 partitions, but with which filesystem?

Should Me be FAT32 and XP be NTFS? Or should both be FAT32?

And in which order should i instal them? XP first or Me first?

Doing a clean install isn't a problem.

Thanks

Ryan
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tankertons20

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yes, you should be able to install both. xp will override the settings for other operating systems. so xp should be installed last.why do you need windows ME? sometimes you might just be better off with 2000.I'm not a tech but im learning as much as i can now. you can take my advise for a slightly older o.s. or maybe you would be better off waiting for some of the more experienced people here.
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i use a program named PlantMaster........and this program only works on Me! Wierd, I know. I've tried it on XP but with no joy. it does install on 2000 but doesnt print!!!

thanks for the reply
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Is the hard drive partitioned or are you planning on installing XP on a separate hard drive? Installing on the same partition is not recommended for Windows. Install the ME first then Install XP to its own partition (or drive). XP will set up the boot loader that allows you to choose which system to boot.

If you need to read files on the XP partition you'll need to format in FAT32. If you don't mind Xp being invisable to ME then format the XP install in NTFS.
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know. I've tried it on XP but with no joy.

have you tried running the program in "compatability mode" under XP?
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its cool guys

i sussed it out

create 2 partitions using f disk from the me disc

install me on the the primary dos fat32 partition

insert the xp disc and and format the 2nd partition using fat32 or ntfs (whichever suits) and follow the normal xp install instructions

thanks for all replies
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