Dual Boot Question

jerry557

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Ok, an easy one for everyone...

If I wanted to do a dual boot between ME and 2000 pro and I already have ME installed and running...do I need to buy a full version of 2000 pro in order to install that on a separate drive/partition or can I just buy an Upgrade.
 

machow

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Hmm... so you want to run 2 operating systems at once... hmm... I guess you can use the upgrade version since in the EULA (end user license agreement) you agree to use this copy of the software on a single machine only. So, I think you can simply buy an upgrade version of Windows 2000 Pro from Windows ME.

By the Windows XP is due in months I wouldn't want to waste my money on this one year old operating system. Instead I would start saving for the new all-hyped XP :cool: .

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I think the upgrade would be enough.

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I wouldnt place to much faith in XP. My close friend has is betaing it, and he's not to impressed with it. Kinda like the winME upgrade to win98 lol

You can get a full OEM version for 120$ pretty easy. Win2k is much better than any win9x product, and yes you can dual boot easily if you already have ME installed
 

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From what I have been told and from what I am hearing SO FAR...XP is being overhyped and it's anti-piracy feature is really making some users very angry. Also remember these are beta versions and the real version would look better. But XP really isn't all that big of an upgrade. All it is, is WinME and 2000 put together and improved compatibility. They have threw out Dos and the Windows 9x kernel. Someone told me that they have tried the beta version of XP and says he accually like 2000 pro better.

I know how to dual boot the system with Me/2000 but I just didn't want to spend an extra $100+ for the full version if an Upgrade version would do it.
 
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I have tried several time (WINNT.EXE, WINNT32.EXE, BOOTUP FROM CDROM ETC) to install WIN2K PROFESSIONAL under WINME in vain. I always receive a message "WIN 2K SETUP COULD NOT DETECT THE VERSIONS OF WINDOWS YOU ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING. SETUP CAN NOT CONTINUE." However, I can install Win2K adv server under ME without any problem. I am wondering if I can use Win2K adv server as a Workstation OS instead of WIN2K Pro. Will the performance of the ADV server be slower than 2K PRO? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

MY SYSTEM:
ABIT KT 7 RAID, TBIRDS 800, 256 MB MUSHKIN HIGH PERF 2, 2X 30 GB IBM GXP75 ATA100, 1X 9GB FIREBALL KA+, INTEL 100PRO+ NIC, 56K DIAMOND SUPRA EXPRESS, SOUNDBLASTER LIVE VALUE, 32MB 3D PROPHET II MX RETAIL.

MAIN APPLICATIONS:
3D MODELING, GRAPHICS AND VIDEO EDITING.

THIS COMPUTER IS SETUP AS A MAIN WORKSTATION WHERE OTHER TWO COMPUTERS (DUAL PII 266 DESKTOP, AND PIII 700 LAPTOP) IS HOOK UP THROUGH A HUB FOR PRINTER AND SCANNER SHARING.
 

noko

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Well I had WinMe and was able to load W2k upgrade from cd-rom without a hitch to its own partition. Now I dual boot WinMe and W2k.