two xp on same drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by implague, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. implague

    implague MDL Junior Member

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    how can i install two xp professional on the same partition
    need quick help plz
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Virtual Machine...
     
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  3. tds

    tds MDL Junior Member

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    At least 2 partitions on a same HD, or 2 HDs

    Just install as usual, select the partition/hd when ask the system partiton
     
  4. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    You can use nLite to modify installation media in order to change the names of default destination system folders (WINDOWS, Program files, Documents and Settings). This way, with some fantasy, you can install numerous xp's, s2k3's or s2k's on the same partition without conflicts between them in future. Did it myself a few times with success. But MS officially recommends not to do this.
     
  5. XcopyBR

    XcopyBR MDL Member

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    Yep, did it many times as well.
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I am kind of puzzled as to why? I know it isn't important, but why not just make another partition?:D

    Just morbid curiosity.:eek::p
     
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  7. implague

    implague MDL Junior Member

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    its just a curiosity but i find the way how to do that
    thanx guys
     
  8. HMonk

    HMonk MDL Addicted

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    Curiosity

    I'm curious: it would be great if you would answer 911medic.

    I am certainly not all knowing but, given the GREAT potential for conflicts encountered by having multiple OSs on the same partition and, given the wisdom (if I may be so bold) and ease of placing the alternative OS on a second partition (OK) or second HDD (better), my brain cannot imagine a scenario where your plan would serve any advantageous end. Furthermore, if you employ image backups (which is a sterling practice) you do not want to store them on the OS HDD, regardless.

    I'm stumped. :confused::confused::confused:

    Monk
     
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