Windows XP Home & Prof Editon

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by neo, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. neo

    neo Guest

    I have both Home Edition in 40GB(FAT32) and Prof Edition in 60Gb(NTSF). I want to press a button like F12 or something and it gives me option to choose which to boot into Prof Edition or Home Edition.:huh: If I don't press anything It goes to Home Edition by default. How do i set up hard drive and jumpers on them I don't have raid. Does any body know how to do it. Thanks in advance.:)
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ok, here's what I need from you:

    1) Are the two OSs installed on two separate hard drives or two separate partitions on the same hard drive?

    2) What is the installation folder of Windows for each of them (eg: C:\WINDOWS)
     
  3. neo

    neo Guest

    I have installed both version on diffrent drive windows xp home edition on 40gb(fat32; C:\windows\) windows xp professional editon on 60gb(Ntsf; C:\windows\). Both version doesn't know the coexist.
     
  4. sboulema

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    maybe check a bootmanager can help. something like bootmagic from powerquest...
     
  5. NetRyder

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    No need for an external boot manager.

    Here's what you need to do.

    1) Boot into XP Home and make a backup copy of your boot.ini file (located in C:\) It is a hidden file, so make sure you can see hidden files. Name the backup something like boot_old.ini

    2) Replace your original boot.ini file with the one I created for you (attached to this post).

    Reboot ... you should get a menu, if all goes well :)
    Question? Feel free to ask.


    Cheers!
    NetRyder :cool:
     
  6. WinXPMan

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    Looking at the boot.zip file, it will not work.

    you can modify it however and here is what it needs to be......


    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition"
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition"

    Hope that helps.
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Oh, you're right there! Since they are 2 separate IDE drives, the rdisk parameter has to be changed.
    Thanks for spotting that and making the correction! ;)


    Cheers!
    NetRyder :cool:
     
  8. WinXPMan

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    I am trying to do the same kind of thing but with win 98 se c: and win xp pro f: and dual boot. F: is master and C: is slave.
     
  10. neo

    neo Guest

    It worked :happy: Thanks to all for all the help. I have another question. If I try to update home edition will the update site recognize xp prof editon.:confused:
     
  11. NetRyder

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    You're welcome! :)

    Ooh ... never thought of that. But I think it should only detect the OS that you're currently running. Only way to find out is to give it a try. Come back and let us know what it detected, just for future reference ;)
     
  12. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    God damn, why have home on one and prof one the other?

    Prof just ain't enough for you eh?
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    waddy posted this in the news section. See if you can follow that as a guide to adding 98 to the xp boot.ini.