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vit_4
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format xp and install 2 os in 2 hard disks

how to format xp?

can u install 2 os in 2 hard disks and choose which 1 u want to use? for example winxp and win98.
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Roger Faucher
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Re: format xp and install 2 os in 2 hard disks

Hi:

Microsoft has published an article about the procedure: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306559&Product=winxp

HTH

Roger
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Roger
Jerome Henry
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Re: format xp and install 2 os in 2 hard disks

Yes, you can !
Firts create 2 partitions (boot from a diskette, and launch fdisk).
Then start by installing the older OS, say win 98, then, when install is complete and functional, boot from you XP CD, and install it on the second partition. XP will automatically set up a 'boot menu' allowing you to choose between OSes.

Don't hesitate to ask along the process is something is unclear.

hth

J
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vit_4
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Re: format xp and install 2 os in 2 hard disks

where can i download a bootdisk for formatting winxp?

is it safe to format winxp by just deleting the partitions?
Roger Faucher
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Re: format xp and install 2 os in 2 hard disks

Those capabilities are built into the Setup program for XP. Just boot from the CD and read the screens carefully. You can delete partitions, format partitions (NTFS, FAT32, FAT), and choose partitions or unallocated space in which to install.

HTH

Roger
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Roger
Roger Faucher
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Re: format xp and install 2 os in 2 hard disks

Those capabilities are built into the Setup program for XP. Just boot from the CD and read the screens carefully. You can delete partitions, format partitions (NTFS, FAT32, FAT), and choose partitions or unallocated space in which to install.

Don't forget to install OSes in the recommended sequence!

HTH

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger