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Can We Have Windows XP and Windows Serer 2003 on a single Computer? RRS feed

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    Hi friends im prasad.I am studying mca.

    I currently have windows XP on my system. I want to install Windows Server 2003 on my system with XP already there.

    Is it possible? If so,

    after installation shall I have the file sharing b/w the two operating systems?

    later on if I have to uninstall Windows Server 2003 what I have to do? i.e.,  do I have to re-install windows XP?

    thanks in advance..     prasad

     

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:38 PM

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    no issues in that...

    u first install XP on 1st partition and then install windows 2003 server on 2nd partition...

    keep file system while installing both OS same (like FAT/NTFS) its ur choice

    and then u can share the files b/w 2 OS...

     

    Regards

    http://allfree-stuff.com

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:01 AM

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  • try to intall in other drives so that you can safely remove the os form other drive without affecting the xp to crak or burn down
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:51 PM
  • You cannot install Windows Server 2003 "over Windows XP", nor can you install it on an external drive. It must be installed only on an available empty partition or drive. If you wish to retain Windows XP, then you'll need a third-party partitioning program to create a new partition.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:48 AM
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    no issues in that...

    u first install XP on 1st partition and then install windows 2003 server on 2nd partition...

    keep file system while installing both OS same (like FAT/NTFS) its ur choice

    and then u can share the files b/w 2 OS...

     

    Regards

    http://allfree-stuff.com

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:01 AM
  •  RK Aggarwal wrote:

     

    no issues in that...

    u first install XP on 1st partition and then install windows 2003 server on 2nd partition...

    keep file system while installing both OS same (like FAT/NTFS) its ur choice

    and then u can share the files b/w 2 OS...

     

    Regards

    http://allfree-stuff.com

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:25 AM
  • you can do it easily first you insall Win xp in C: drive  After you install Win server 2003 in other drive .

     

    Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:41 AM


  • yes its easy ... no issues...
    Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:26 PM
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    Yes we can Load 2003 server over Xp there will bw no problem .. Smile , But we cant have XP over 2003 server
    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:09 AM
  • Hi,

    when u install win2003 on a seperate drive................

    in case u want to delete it ....u will also have to make the neccesary changes to boot.ini

    U may use the third party tool like partion magic or any boot repairing tool to fix the mbr.

     

    Regards,

    Vishal

     

    Friday, May 9, 2008 9:04 AM