Installing Windows 2000 professional and Windows XP home edition on the same computer.
Posted on 2004-11-13
I have a question about Installing Windows 2000 professional and Windows XP home edition. It looks a little funny, but for me this is the only option. I recently purchased a new laptop and it originally had Windows XP home edition.
I am a developer, so I formatted the complete laptop and Installed Windows 2000 professional. Now the problem is, my wife is not comfortable using this OS. She wants to have Windows XP home edition back again. There is another problem that my Sony Digital Camera, Camcorder, Scanner and printer are not working on Windows 2000. These all items were working fine on XP home edition.
Now the problem is that I have only one partition (C Drive on NTFS). So I want to create the two partitions and install Windows 2000 professional on one partition and Windows Xp home edition on the other in oder that everything works fine. I want the default boot as Windows 2000 professional.
Can any of you guys help me to get this done. Please telll me in detail right from the begining about the the type of the file system(NTFS or FAT) for both the OS and the necessary steps to be followed, so that I can install both the OS without any problem.
Please let me know if this is good idea to format the disk frequequently.
Thanks a lot for all of your help.