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Old 05-20-2004, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i wanna dual boot xp w/ 2000 or server but can't

so i just installed xp home. i wanted to see if i could dual boot w/ win 2000 pro or 2000 server ( if that's possible). w/ in xp, i put in a (burned) copy of win 2000 pro and it says that the os i'm trying to install is older than the one i have currently (xp) and that setup will be disabled. why is this happening? i tried to do the same thing w/ 2000 server and got the same prompt.
i also tried to boot from the cd but apparently u can't do that sort of thing. as you can see, i'm just learning all of this so cut me some slack on the ignorance

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Old 05-20-2004, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you have to install windows 2000 first and then install xp.

The general trend in dual booting is as follows:

oldest windows --> newest windows --> linux

Each creates a dual boot menu for the previous, so xp in your situation will create a menu for 2000. It is possible to do this the other way around, however seeing how you just installed xp, I suggest reformatting and do the install with 2000 first. Then install xp again.
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