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Windows 7: Windows XP/2000 Dual Boot Error

04 Apr 2010   #1
Yey456726

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 
Windows XP/2000 Dual Boot Error

Okay so I had Windows XP Home Edition installed on my computer, I hook up a second Hard Drive and Install Windows 2000 on it, I try to boot into XP but It just errors trying to start 2000 it apparently has something to do with the Start up files. I Have Windows XP Home Edition, and a Professional disk but I don't know the administrative password, I need help soon.


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04 Apr 2010   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The best way to install Pro 2000 & Win Xp, is to install 2000 first on Disk0, than install Win XP to Disk1
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04 Apr 2010   #3
Yey456726

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Yes I know that, but I need to know how to access recovery console on XP because it asks for an administrative password which I never set
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04 Apr 2010   #4
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yey456726 View Post
Yes I know that, but I need to know how to access recovery console on XP because it asks for an administrative password which I never set
Just press ENTER when asked for password.
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04 Apr 2010   #5
Yey456726

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Tried that, could it be that i'm using a professional disk with Home Edition?
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04 Apr 2010   #6
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yey456726 View Post
Tried that, could it be that i'm using a professional disk with Home Edition?
I would YES.

Must be the same SP also.
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