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    Dual Boot W200

    Does anyone know where I can get detailed instructions on installing W2K after 98se for dual boot. I have Parition Magic 7.0, Dual Boot software, W2K. and an open virtual drive containing 15 gig. Just need full documentation Part Magic has some.

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    Re: Dual Boot W200

    It's actually pretty painless - and I'm sure I just jinxed myself by saying that - but in essence, you install Windows 98 first, and then run Windows 2000 setup after that. Windows 2000 will automatically create a dual-boot menu and boot loader for you.

    For detailed instructions straight from the horse's mouth, check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q217210>How to Multiple Boot Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, and MS-DOS (Q217210)</A> in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
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    Re: Dual Boot W200

    You do not need Partition Magic, or any other 3rd party software, to dual boot Windows OSs.

    When you install Win 2000, you will be offered an option to do do a clean install. Do that to a separate logical drive.

    The Win 2000 documentation on the Win 2000 CD-ROm, and books such as Win 2000 Secrets and MSFT Press' Windows 2000 Resource Kit explain whatto do.

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    Re: Dual Boot W200

    You are correct, Partition Magic isn't needed to dual boot these OSes, but it may be required to create the separate logical drive.... if there is information that is required, and isn't backed up (but of course we all know it is <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>).
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    Re: Dual Boot W200

    I'd recommend adding another hard drive.
    Win 2000, and the re-installed apps, will use 3-4GB.

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