Help with dual boot (XP Pro/2K)?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dub, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. Dub

    Dub Guest

    I will be re-formatting, so that i can have win 2000 and xp pro dual boot.

    How can I set it up, so that both O/S share the same program files? Is there a way to do this? I dont want ot have to install programs for both O/S, using 2 times the disk space.

    Any suggestions or help would be great

  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    I have been dual and tri-booting for a number of years to date and there is no easy way to share programmes. If you're handy with the registry and are prepared for a little bit of work then you could install your progs into one OS then copy the relevent registry entries / .ini files across. This will work with most apps, BUT NOT ALL, some are very fussy.
    I've come to the conclusion that it's just not worth the hassle!!

  3. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Got to agree with Gothic. Some I share, but most I just put in the operating system that I would use the program in the most. If I need it in both, it goes in both.