Reinstalling XP & 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by KirbyKyle, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. KirbyKyle

    KirbyKyle Guest

    I'm planning on dumping my current setup of XP and partitioning my HDD to accomodate both XP and 2000. Is there any tips on making this a painless ordeal?
  2. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Just curious, is there a reason to run both W2K and XP?

    XP is an upgrade to W2K, and is pretty much capable of anything W2K can do, and then some.

    Anyhoo, all you need to do is make 2 separate NTFS partitions for each install, install W2K, then install XP. Do it in that order, and you should be fine.

    Make sure you back up all your important info.

    Any questions, holler here.

    Good Luck.
  3. KirbyKyle

    KirbyKyle Guest

    I run AutoCAD 2000 and XP will not support it. I just relized after answering someone elses question I can only install 98 or me and not 2000 prior to installing XP according to PC World Nov. issue. So are there any tricks to this with 98 or me instead of 2000?
  4. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Not much, really.

    Just understand that although XP can read Fat32, Windows 98/ME cant read NTFS. You need to make the 98/NE partition Fat32, and install 9x first, then XP. Just make sure you dont install them both in the same partition, or you could have problems (not could, will :D )

    Have you tried compatibility mode, or a patch for autocad?
  5. KirbyKyle

    KirbyKyle Guest

    Where do I start as to the partitioning. When things where dos based I would fdisk at the c:\.
  6. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Do you have partition magic 7? IIRC, you could also use FDisk, but I cant remember if it will recognize the NTFS partition. I believe that it will read it as a Non-DOS partition, but will still delete it.

    Make your FAT32 partition at the beginning (C:\) and make sure to leave enough space for the future NTFS partition. Then you should be able to install 98/ME.
  7. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Hey, say that real quiet, don't want my machine to hear it ain't supposed to be working.

    That's the dual-boot I have, Win2k first, XP second. Running great.

    Why? because I'm using 2k as a saftey net in case I crash my XP. I have 2k on Fat32 primary(C:\) and XP NTFS on an extended partition (D:\).
  8. KirbyKyle

    KirbyKyle Guest

    Actually what they were saying was your not supposed to be able to upgrade from Windows 2000 to XP using the XP home upgrade. So if that is how you did it great. Let me know so I don't have to do 98 or ME.

    By the way Speed4Ever thanks. I got home and did as you said I installed AutoCAD using the compatibility mode and it work. I was ready to dump everything.
  9. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    No, no upgrade. I thought you were referring to a dual-boot. If you're doing an upgrade i don't really think it matters, XP pretty much wacks the previous OS.
  10. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    I thought this too. I'd agree, whether its Home or Pro, it doesnt care what it dual-boots with, from Win95 all the way up.

    Wow. That makes my day too. All I've accomplished all day is asking people to post their computer specs :D

    Good to hear its working.

    Especially good to hear that you didnt have to wipe out everything :D

    Program Compatibility Mode is underrated IMO. Its reasonably fixed everything I've thrown at it. Not that it will fix everything, but I have yet to have a problem with it.