Dual Booting Windows 2000

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Multi-Booting Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, and MS-DOS

Dual-Booting Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 on NTFS Partitions

Preparing For Dual Boot with Windows 2000 Professional

From Windows 2000, you can select which OS will be default by edititing the boot.ini (as in NT4) or by right clicking and selecting
My Computer
Properties
Advanced
Startup and Recovery
Set Default operating System
pulldown.

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  • FAT/FAT32 formatting
  • copying and moving of partitions/volumes.
  • Imaging (including directly to CD)
  • booting any partition on any hard drive
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  • booting multiple operating systems from a single partition
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