Not sure aboutW2K having own boot manager - there will be an option on boot up to choose which to use but changing will involve shutting down and restarting(?). Did find a program called bootswitcher here click here It says it will switch o/s on the fly but have not tried it yet.
I expect that each o/s will have to have its own set of drivers installed. I also imagine this will apply to any software applications.
Can someone verify this.Any other info would be welcome.
I'm not sure about "boot switcher", the-george, I've never tried it myself. Yes you will need the proper respective drivers installed for your hardware on each partition/drive. Most software applications will run on either ME, W2K, but again, you will need an installation on each partition/drive.