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How to Dual-Boot Windows 9X/Me and 2000 Pro
last updated: 6/10/01

13.  ESC will produce the following screen:

Windows 2000 Professional Setup
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The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select and item in the list.

  • To setup Windows 2000 on the selected item, press ENTER.

  • To Create a partition in the unpartitioned spce, press C.

  • To Delete the selected partition, press D.

29307 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi:

C: FAT 32                       4001 MB (1125 MB free)
D: FAT 32                     21242 MB (14615 MB free)
     Unpartitioned space 4063 MB

Here, you can see my 4 GB C: drive, which has Windows Me installed on it, my 21 GB D: drive which has a lot of files I do not want destroyed on it, and 4 GB of unpartitioned space earmarked for Win 2K.  Scroll to the unpartitioned space and press the C key to create a new partition for Win 2K.

14.  The following screen will then appear

Windows 2000 Professional Setup
===========================

The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select and item in the list.

  • To setup Windows 2000 on the selected item, press ENTER.

  • To Create a partition in the unpartitioned spce, press C.

  • To Delete the selected partition, press D.

29307 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi:

C: FAT 32                         4001 MB (1125 MB free)
D: FAT 32                       21242 MB (14615 MB free)
F:  New (Unformatted)     4055 MB
      Unpartitioned space         8 MB

As you can see, I just wasted 8 MB.  Well, not really, because after I finished installing Win 2K, I used a third party software utility to expand the NT partition so it occupied the 8 MB.

15.  Scroll to F: and hit ENTER.

Windows 2000 Professional Setup
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The partition you selected is not formatted...
...
Format the partition using the NTFS file system.
Format the partition using the FAT file system.

I scrolled to the 2nd choice...

16.  ENTER

Windows 2000 Professional Setup
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Because the partition is greater than 2048 megabytes (MB), Setup will format it with the FAT32 files system.

17.  ENTER

This will produce a screen showing the format progress.  The next screen examines the disk and proceeds to install Win 2K.

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