Installing a 2nd version of Windows onto a seperate partition

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Blanchy123

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I've been told that this is possible, and that when the 2nd Windows is installed it will detect an .ini file from the original Windows setup so it knows it needs to be dual booted.

Is this true?

Does this still work if the partition where the 2nd version on Windows is being installed is on a seperate hard drive? Or will I have to make sure both partitions are on the same drive?

Thanks
 

Seth Gecko

retired member
Basically yes.

It adds a seperate line in the boot.ini file, so that it can specify what version of Windows to boot from. (I'd show you an example if I had one to hand!)

If it's the same incarnation of Windows i.e. you're installing 2 copies of Win XP 32 Bit, you may want to edit the boot.ini (via control panel) so you know which one is which.
 
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Blanchy123

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Thanks

So it'll work even if it's on a seperate HDD?

Well onces MCE and the others XP so hopefully I can see the difference.
 

Seth Gecko

retired member
Blanchy123 said:
Thanks

So it'll work even if it's on a seperate HDD?

Well onces MCE and the others XP so hopefully I can see the difference.
Yes it does - I have Win XP on one partition and Vista Beta on another (9 HDD's in my PC).

I have done it with the configuration you're saying as well without any issues.
 

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