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Your opinions please

Discussion in 'A+' started by Sim35, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Sim35

    Sim35 New Member

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    Hi Guys

    I have 2 old pc's and the current 1 i use day to day.

    I have heard about a program called "partition magic" which i was going to use on 1 pc, split the hard drive and add windows 98 to 1 partition and windows 2000 pro to the other.

    The other pc i was going to use to, as you say "get my hands dirty"

    just wanted your thoughts

    thanks

    Sim35
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Sounds good!

    Might be worth sticking XP onto the second PC as well though. What is the point in having a PC without an OS to play with!
    During the course of your studies you may find that you have to reinstall the OS several times, just to test out different things.

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  3. Sim35

    Sim35 New Member

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    Doh!!! :hahaha
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You don't need Partition Magic to do what you propose to do.

    When installing Win98 (which you should do first) create a partition with fdisk. Then when you install Win2k create a partition with the leftover space.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    My thoughts... Hmmm well yes do as Harry stated assuming the hardware is capable of running W2K or XP?

    You should try installing W2K from the command prompt and type...

    D:\i386\winnt32.exe /checkupgradeonly (assuming D is your CD drive letter)

    This will produce a report that will show you whether the hardware and software are compatible, without actually installing anything on the system.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    If you do use a partitioning tool don't forget to format it in FAT32 or you won't be able to dual boot....
     
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  7. Sim35

    Sim35 New Member

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    Thanks for your opinions guys...cheers!

    will be getting hands dirty soon enough, no doubt! :)

    Sim35.
     
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