Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I have XP PRO 64 on one of my PHYSICAL drives and XP PRO 32 on another physical drive. They will both be on the same PC and I need to know who to do a dual boot setup on this PC
Thanks in advance,
Ok, I expect that you don't really want to re-install a windows system on one of the drives to accomplish this. For one, you may lose saved files. What you need is to install a boot manager. See http://www.boot-us.com/ It looks to be free, downloadable, plenty of support information, and just what you want.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2009
So you want to merge those to make it as dual boot system on one harddrive, right? Try these steps:
1. Go to start, control panel
2. Performance and Maintenance
3. Administrative Tools
4. Computer Management -> expand storage, click Disk Management
5. Right Click the drive containing XP32 that you want to use, click format... Choose NTFS then make it as Extended Partition.
6. Reboot your computer and try to see by Pressing F8 if there's an option of what operating system you are going to use.
*Drop me a comment if that works or not so I can assist you further.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
The setup is as straightforward as any dual boot situation. Pop the CD in and reboot. The system should boot to the CD, and installation will begin. You will be prompted somewhere along the line where you want the OS to reside, with which you will just pick the drive letter of the other physical drive. The system should install the OS no problem, and upon reboot you should get a selection screen after POST asking which OS you'd like to start. By default, if no selection is made within 30 seconds, it will go to whatever one is highlighted.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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