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2005-02-27

Multiboot

Dual-booting Windows 9x and Windows 2000
(Windows 2000 installed first)

Let's say you would like to install Windows 9x and Windows 2000 on the same computer and make the system dual-boot. What would be the right order to install the operating systems?

Microsoft suggests to install Windows 9x first and Windows 2000 afterwards. Although this is the easy way I suggest not to do so. The procedure will install the bootloader on the Windows 9x partition where it cannot be protected by NTFS ACLs (the FAT filesystems do not support permissions). Maybe you have heard that installing Windows 9x first was the only possibility to dual-boot Windows 9x and 2000. Rest assured that's nothing but an urban legend. It is possible, although not as simple as the other way.

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