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Old 11-09-2004, 05:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my problem that I posted on another forum
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I want to install 2 different versions of XP on the same PC, so I can have one for uni, and the other for everything else.
It's been ages since I have set up a dual boot machine and I'm kinda lost to be honest.
I have set up 2 primary partitions, and installed XP on each one, but I want to hide the other OS partition so I cant see it. How do I do this??? Should I install one on a primary partition and the other on a logical partition???
Also, when I installed windows on the D drive, I went to install drivers on that OS (I had allready done this on my C drive), it told me that some files were already on the C drive, and did I want to overwrite them (I cancelled the install), so I think I have done something wrong.
I tried googling for some info, but I can only find info about Dual booting XP with a different OS, not with another version of XP.

Any help greatly appreciated.
But things have changed slightly since then. I deleted both partitions and created a 30 GB C:\ drive to which I installed XP. I now have all my apps installed on this OS, and it is fully configured.
I have 20GB of unallocated space left on my HDD. What type of partition should I make this space and how do I go about setting things up as I want???


Sorry if the post is a bit long winded, and thanx very much for your help.
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You cannot install an OS on a logical partition.

Rightnow you should load the XP disc and format the unallocated space/ NTFS or FAT32/ NTFS is better for bigger drives.

You will automatically get a boot menu on next startup.
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought you could install XP to any type of partition???
Like I say, it's been ages since I have done a dual boot setup, so I forget the ins and outs of the whole thing.
So I should just let the XP install format the unallocated space for me during the setup then???
What about hiding the C:\ drive when you boot from the D:\ drive, and vice versa???
Thanx for the quick reply.
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No, you don't need to hide the first partition.
If your "C" XP is the first partition and you are going to install another XP on the second partition "D" , everything should work fine.
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