Quad booting Win xp?

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zoey

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#1
I'm building a new comp using win xp I'm going to use boot magic and I was going to have a boot for
Win XP Programs
Win XP Games
Win XP Trial
Win XP Clean

Some of you probably are thinking WHAT THE HELL! Thats what I have now with Win98 and Love it. Anyways is it going to be easy NOT to use win boot loader? Or bypass it?
 

sboulema

OSNN Veteran Addict
#2
yes it will be easy. cause win xp has its own bootloader. just make 4 partition and install the xp's and yuo will automatically have a bootmenu with 4 choices. And yes i think wath the hell!!! but know i understand your avatar....
 
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zoey

Guest
#3
But I don't want to use the Win XP bootloader. Ill install Xin XP once and use PM 8 to copy XP to the other partitions.


The more I think about it, the boot loader should not load 'cause i'm not actually installing windows more than once.
 
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beatlesdb

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#5
I don't think it will work as NT needs to creat it's own boot loader in the master boot block - you can use Boot Magic still - but becomes pointless.
 
Z

zoey

Guest
#6
Posted by beatlesdb
I don't think it will work as NT needs to creat it's own boot loader in the master boot block - you can use Boot Magic still - but becomes pointless.
I installed win xp twice on the drive to see what would happen. It shows this with yhe windows xp bootloader:

Windows xp pro
Windows xp pro

Can I change it so say something else instead of windows xp pro?
like: games,
programs
trial
clean
 
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beatlesdb

Guest
#7
YEs you can name it whatever you like by editing the boot.ini file in the root drive c:
eg:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"

to multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Games"
 
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zoey

Guest
#8
Posted by beatlesdb
YEs you can name it whatever you like by editing the boot.ini file in the root drive c:
eg:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"

to multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Games"
Thanks thats exactly what I wanted to know.
 

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