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  1. hajoor

    hajoor Member

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    My computer runs Win Me but I find that I need Win XP to download itunes etc. I await a copy of XP (in the post now). How can I have both OSs on the same computer? I have two hard drives (C: and D:) and also a Maxtor One touch of 200g external. I'm sure the solution is fairly straightforward but I'm not very proficient in this aspect. Please help! (Can I install on any drive and boot separately from there?)

     
  2. Toiletman

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    You can install two versions of Windows on the same HD or different HDs, you get a choice of which OS to boot from at boot-up.

    I wouldn't recommend it though, why go with Windows Me when you have Windows XP? =)
     
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    yeah I personally don't like XP, but am forced to use it cause all the new programs only run on it. So if you want a dual OS, go with the best windows OS, win2000 pro. it will NEVER crash on you. My server has been running constantly for over three years now...not a single hiccup
     
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    i am running win xp pro the same version on both sides of a partitoned hard drive for two years not a bother
     
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    Man, windows me suck SO bad...lol, but only because i had so many problems with it.

    LOL!

    Ok, here is a question...like hajoor said, he had an xternal drive, so do i...it isn't much, it is an 80gig one, just for storing dvd images (not many might i add), but lets say i want to put an operating system on it, just in case my computers c drive acts up. what is the best way to go about it?

    Are there any guides that I can follow?

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    check to see if motherboard bios will let you boot from a usb hd or cd/dvd drive
     
  7. hajoor

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    Many thanks for taking the time. It's given me a fair idea and I have a holiday coming up to try these ideas. Holiday's important because-why do I feel a crash coming up!- Law of averages I guess when trying new stuff.
    TM: I'm keeping Me. JUST in case Xp doesn't work well for me but like you say if it suits I'll just stick with the one-XP (Does it derserve the occasional bad press it gets - re viruses etc? I've been very happy with Me and was too late(DJS)for Win 2000-didn't know enough about it to consider. Will also look out for answers to venom as I'm sure I'll find that relevant.
     
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    I like XP, but I'm not very picky about OSes. =D I'm not a Microsoft hater either.. =D

    Anyway, basically when you install Windows XP, disconnect all internet devices. When you've finished and set everything up, first thing you do is install an Anti-virus program and update it. Second you go into Help and Support > Windows Update and you update like a man on fire... after that, it's all good from there. =)
     

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