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  1. #1
    Term_X
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    Default installing windows 2000

    i have windows 98 and id like to install windows 2000. i want to keep win98 and install win2000 in a separate directory and run a dual boot. eg windows 98 and win2000 on the same drive with no separate partition for win2000 (only because i dont know anything about partitioning!). if using the GUI installation method, does it automatically create a new partition for win 2000? and also. because the folder " program files" is common to both OS's, can i just create a new folder called program files 2? so when installing programs on win2000 i can just install them there?..

    somebody help meeeeeeee, im heading into the unknown with this!

  2. #2
    mikebartnz
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    Default Re: installing windows 2000

    What you realy want is Partition Magic so that you can alter the present partition without destroying the present data. There is no way of doing that with the Win2000 installation and you can't install it in the same drive without partitioning.
    As for the programs you could install them in their own partition but you would need to run the installation for both.

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    Chilling_Silence
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    Yeah, its possible, got it running on the Family PC upstairs, both on the same HDD... Worked fine.

    Select Clean Install, and choose your C: drive and tell it to leave it as is and you should be peachy, although Ive been told you run in to problems, and this is true some times.

    If you install a prog in one OS, ASAP, you should go into the other and re-install it exactly same so it over-writes itself.

    Worked for me without a problem, but Partition Magic would be ideal!

  4. #4
    Term_X
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    Default Re: installing windows 2000

    thank mike im gonna have a go at partition magic

    hey chilling so u have 2 OS's on the same unpartitioned drive? so with ur setup u installed win2000 on the same drive as win98. does that clean install leave all ur present files as is? so they can be accessed across both OS's, and what about things like the cd rom and modem..video card etc.. do u have to reinstall drivers for these things to work in win2000?

    thanks for the suggestions! very interesting

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    Murray P
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    Hi

    Installed win2k pro as a clean install with win98 already loaded last Friday (doesn't seem right to call it a clean install but, thats the option you select as per above post). Has been chugging along nicely since (early days).

    I have diferent combo of apps on each OS and it doesn't seem to mind, all managed by win2k I suppose. I intend to clean install win2k to a seperate partition soon though when I get the hang of the OS.

    You just select which OS you want to start at boot up, couldn't be simplar. Reboot to change OS.

    Cheers

    Murray P

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    Chilling_Silence
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    > thank mike im gonna have a go at partition magic

    > hey chilling so u have 2 OS's on the same unpartitioned drive?

    Yup!

    > so with ur setup u installed win2000 on the same drive as win98.

    Yup!

    > does that clean install leave all ur present files as is?

    Yup!

    > so they can be accessed across both OS's, and what about things like
    > the cd rom and modem..video card etc.. do u have to reinstall drivers
    > for these things to work in win2000?

    Yup, can be accessed from either OS, just MAKE SURE YOU DONT CONVERT TO NTFS - Or your Win98 install is out the door!

    New drivers will be needed for Win2K, but it has a much broader range that 98 does, and so far Ive never had USB troubles in 2K (As opposed to 9 out of 10 times with 98 )


    [pre]Murray P said:[/pre]
    > Hi
    >
    > Installed win2k pro as a clean install with win98
    > already loaded last Friday (doesn't seem right to
    > call it a clean install but, thats the option you
    > select as per above post). Has been chugging along
    > nicely since (early days).

    Yes, Insert the Win2K CD while you're in 98 and it'll give you a few options, Clean Install seems a bit of an odd name.. but its what you choose anyways

    >
    > I have diferent combo of apps on each OS and it
    > doesn't seem to mind, all managed by win2k I suppose.
    > I intend to clean install win2k to a seperate
    > partition soon though when I get the hang of the OS.
    >

    Basically, if they're both on the same partition, its best if you can install, say, DirectX 9 on your primary one first, and then boot into your second OS and install it over top of it. Its always worked for me, Ive had that running on the family's PC for about 8-9 months without a problem :-)

    > You just select which OS you want to start at boot
    > up, couldn't be simplar. Reboot to change OS.
    >

    In Win2K if you right-click My Computer, select Properties, and choose the tab 'Advanced' I believe, and select Startup options, you can configure in there the default OS (Boot into 98 or 2K after timeout) and the length of time before it times out and goes to your default :-)

  7. #7
    BIFF
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    Dodgy.... -sharing a 'Program Files' folder between two OS's is asking for trouble.

  8. #8
    heni72847
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    works for me too
    i've both 98se and 2k on c:\

    one thing after clean install i need to go through to get the boot menu was
    get a bootdisk for 98
    get into dos promote and type sys c:\
    then u can't go into 2k
    then put in the 2k setup disc
    boot from floppy or cd into the setup disc
    press r for repair
    then let it repair
    then you'll see a boot menu for 2k and 98

    i think this happend because win2000 when installed
    over writes the boot sector info for 98
    so the computer doesn't think there's a system there anyother than 2k
    then by sys c:\ over writes the win2000 boot thingy
    but by repairing 2k
    the boot menu was created so it can co-exist

    i also keep my win2k program files different from 98
    this makes things easier and cause less trouble
    but it does use up more disk space


    anyone out there correct me if i got this wrong
    i'm just posting this here because it took me quiet a while to me 2k and 98 go on the same drive and the same partition

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