Setting up a Dual boot

  Blubottle 19:47 16 Jul 2008
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I am running Win 2K pro on an 80 Gig HD, I like 2k and want to keep using it but I have been bought a Zen Mp3 player which needs XP and above to work it. My thoughts are to create a dual boot using a copy of my daughters XP pro just for this purpose. How do I go about it.
regards.

  crosstrainer 19:56 16 Jul 2008

You won't be able to use your daughters copy of XP as it is installed on her n=machine.

Your Hard drive space is far to low to accomodate a dual boot system at present.

So..

A new (larger) hard drve, and a leagal copy of XP will be requied before you start.

XP can be purchased quite cheaply at the moment, and a large hard drive is also quite inexpensive.

This will depend on your system specs. Post back, but in the meam time:
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And for Hard drives:


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Bear in mind that your current system will need to support the new kit.

  Ditch999 20:01 16 Jul 2008

You might also find that you can get drivers for the Zen for W2K and that it will work. Most XP drivers are the same ones that W2K would use.

  crosstrainer 20:06 16 Jul 2008

Post make and model of your new Zen.

  Ditch999 20:06 16 Jul 2008

See how to do it click here

  woodchip 20:20 16 Jul 2008

XP is for one Computer. You can buy your own hear. click here

  woodchip 20:22 16 Jul 2008

If you have enough free space on your Drive a 80gb is big enough. But it would mean creating a Partition first

  crosstrainer 20:52 16 Jul 2008

But will leave no room for much else...Better off with a larger HDD methinks.

  Blubottle 10:22 18 Jul 2008

Many thanks for your reply's
crosstrainer Creative Zen V 4 gig ver 1.30.02e.


Woodchip I am reluctant buying software from eBay specially O/S's but thanks anyway.

  Blubottle 10:26 18 Jul 2008

Many thanks for your reply's
crosstrainer Creative Zen V 4 gig ver 1.30.02e.


Woodchip I am reluctant buying software from eBay specially O/S's but thanks anyway.

My system is Athlon XP 2800, two gig ram.twin 80 gig HDD's running win 2K pro.

  woodchip 16:53 18 Jul 2008

Look Again its not EBAY.

Its Ebuyer

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