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Installing a Second Hard Drive with Another OS



4:03 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello all .... I've just joined this site, and have a question. I am considering installing a second hard drive into my machine in order to run Windows 2000 Server (Eval Version) to help with my MCSE+Security certification I have just started. I'm running a 40G drive now, which has XP Home edition. My question is, how do I go about setting up the boot sequence to allow my choice of OS to run? I don't care to partition my current hard drive, because of the amount of data I have stored on it. I've never worked with more than one hard drive in one machine, so any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
5:45 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you are new to multi OS setups you are probably best using a boot manager program to do it for you. Google should help.
2:10 pm on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I did this but running Windows XP and Windows ME. As I recall it is important for you to install Windows XP last, otherwise Windows 2000 will overwrite the boot sequence.

I used this article from the Microsoft knowledge database: