win 2000 and xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by visuelz, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. visuelz

    visuelz Guest

    is there a way that i can install windows 2000 on my hard drive that already has XP on it with full partition.
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    Well yes there is but its not the recommend way and is also not the best thing to do if your not sure on what your doing. So I'll leave the rest of the answer up to somebody else as I've never done it so I'm not sure on how to do it.
  3. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    It is 100% unsafe to do this.

    Your best bet is to make a small partition big enough for Win2k and a little slack for updates etc. I'm sure you can spare 4 gigs for just Win2k?
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    If you want to install an older OS on your system you need to use a 3rd party utility such as Partition Magic 7.0. While there is a workaround, it is fairly complex.