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    windows 8 and dual boot with XP or 2000

    How do you do/install dual boot on windows 8 / 64 with windows XP / 32 or windows 2000 / 32

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    If your Windows 8 is OEM, it's on UEFI/GPT. Neither XP or 2K support that platform. Have you considered a virtual machine?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    It is OEM
    where do you find the virtual machine?

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    Does your windows 8 have Hyper V? There is also VMware Player the free version but you would still need an install disk.
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    How do you know if I have Hyper V?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    How do you do/install dual boot on windows 8 / 64 with windows XP / 32 or windows 2000 / 32

    Dave
    Depends on if you already you have an o/s installed.

    Installing a newer o/s to a free partition will give you a boot menu that allows you to choose which version to boot to.

    If starting from scratch, boot from from the older o/s disk, format as required and install. Then boot from the newer o/s disk and install to a separate partition. Upon rebooting you will have a choice of both operating systems.
    Last edited by Browni; 2014-10-13 at 21:06.

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    I have install Hyper V
    What is the next step

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    Have a Partition and two hard drives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browni View Post
    Depends on if you already you have an o/s installed.

    Installing a newer o/s to a free partition will give you a boot menu that allows you to choose which version to boot to.

    If starting from scratch, boot from from the older o/s disk, format as required and install. Then boot from the newer o/s disk and install to a separate partition. Upon rebooting you will have a choice of both operating systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    Have a Partition and two hard drives

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    Are the two drives setup in some form of RAID array?

    A screenshot from diskmgt.msc on your PC would be useful.

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    screen shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Browni View Post
    Are the two drives setup in some form of RAID array?

    A screenshot from diskmgt.msc on your PC would be useful.
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    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not support UEFI/GPT. An OEM Windows 8 is UEFI/GPT. A traditional dual-boot scenario will not work, because neither Windows 2000 nor Windows XP will install.

    Here's a guide for virtual machine.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    Thank you
    I have the virtual machine install
    What is the next step

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not support UEFI/GPT. An OEM Windows 8 is UEFI/GPT. A traditional dual-boot scenario will not work, because neither Windows 2000 nor Windows XP will install.

    Here's a guide for virtual machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    Once again, Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not support UEFI/GPT. An OEM Windows 8 is UEFI/GPT. A traditional dual-boot scenario will not work, because neither Windows 2000 nor Windows XP will install.

    Here's a guide for virtual machine.
    It seems that XP is already installed.

    Perhaps Dave can confirm and describe the usage of the other partitions on the drives?

    @dave, thanks for the reply, you threw me a little bit by saying you you had a partition and 2 drives where in fact you have 3 partitions on 2 drives.

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    No I lost after installing windows 8
    I use only the C: drive the others just have old data and can be use for other uses

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