Dual boot setup

  chriscars1 16:00 16 Mar 2004
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Hi,
Is setting up a dual boot system just a case of creating a new partition and putting a new o.s. on the new partition or is there a little more to it than that.

Thanx in advance Chris

  Diodorus Siculus 16:18 16 Mar 2004

Yes, bascially that is all there is to it.

Depends though on, firstly, what OS you currently have installed, and secondly, what OS you want to install.

If you have Win95/98/Me then you can install 2k / XP easily.

In general, the older OS goes on first.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:19 16 Mar 2004

click here for a good guide.

  leo49 16:19 16 Mar 2004

It really does depend on the OS's involved and the order in which they're installed,so a little more info on your present arrangement and that which you'd like to achieve would solicit specific advice.

  chriscars1 16:25 16 Mar 2004

I have two pc's networked both running xp pro but the upstairs pc isnt very quick and dosent have much capacity so i was thinking about putting windows server 2003 downstairs and access it from upstairs.

  temp003 13:35 17 Mar 2004

Windows Server 2003 uses the same type of boot loader as w2k and XP, so yes, you can create a dual boot on the downstairs machine by installing it to a separate partition.

Using w2k3 server is a bit of an overkill, and I'm not sure what difference it will make.

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