Win XP and Win 2k in different snapshots?

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  1. Minimax2000

    Minimax2000 Registered Member

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    Hello

    I have Win 2k installed and intend to update on Win XP without losing my current Win 2k OS. I am currently maintaining Win 2k archives of my c partition on my external drive. Is it possible to install Win XP on a new harddisk, convert one of my win 2k archives into a snapshot and have therefore two bootable snapshots with two different OS? Has anyone tested this already? The new harddisk doesn't differ from my current IDE disk except for size (manufacturer is the same here namely Western Digital). So there shouldn't be problems coming from this angle.

    I am using FD-ISR 3.21 Build 205.

    Thanks for your attention and tips.

    Frank
     
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    Well if it's of any use to you I have a desktop with both XP and W2k snapshots on one hdd. It began as an XP machine, I installed W2k into an empty snapshot, and now use both OS's as I see fit. There are no problems, when in a particular snapshot that OS is not aware of any oS contained within another snapshot.
     
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    Thanks tradetime. Much appreciated. You are right, creating an empty snapshot and installing Win XP there is more efficient than resorting to archives. :)

    Regards
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    Another way to do this and without using an empty snapshot :

    01. Install winXP
    02. Install FDISR with only a primary snapshot
    03. Take an archive of the primary snapshot and that is your winXP-archive
    04. Backup and that is your winXP-image

    05. Install win2000
    06. Install FDISR with only a primary snapshot
    07. Take an archive of the primary snapshot and that is your win2000-archive
    08. Backup and that is your win2000-image

    Then you have to make a choice : first winXP or win2000, I take winXP in this example.

    09. I restore winXP-image which contains winXP-snapshot already + FDISR
    10. I copy/update from win2000-archive to new snapshot

    That's it. A system partition with two snapshots : winXP and win2000 and an archive of each.
    This method has an advantage, but I assume nobody will do it this way.
     
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    Thanks Erik for pointing out an alternative. I will try an empty snapshot first.

    Frank
     
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    When the Windows installer asks if you want to format the NTFS partition, answer NO.
     
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    Thanks Gary for the life-saving reminder not to format my NTFS partition before installation. The manual clearly warns against it too.

    Frank
     
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    I understand, it's just an alternative, nothing more than that.
    It also takes a little bit longer than using an empty snapshot.
    My only trouble with an empty snapshot was, that I have to do this in a system partition, that has been on-line too long with possible infections. :)
     
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    Thanks for the link to the description, tradetime. Seems to be as easy as apple pie.:)

    I may even use my Java and C++ projects as anchored data between the snapshots. That's really convenient.

    Frank
     
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    Maybe we can use these projects also. New ideas from Switzerland are always welcome. :cool:
     
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    Hi Erik

    You could give my AI connect-four game a try at www.connectfour.net to distract you from FD-ISR.:D

    Greetings to Antwerp.
    Frank
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    In principle, I'm not a gamer, but don't you worry about me, Wilders has alot of gamers. I might even try it myself, because AI sounds very intriguing. :)
     
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    Not to sway too far OT, but how would one go about installing Windows 98 on a FD-ISR snapshot.

    I bet not too many people ever botherd to do that?

    Given NTFS is a chief requirment, i bet it just can't be done.
     
  15. Minimax2000

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    Easter, if you follow the link given by tradetime you will find the following paragraph:

    "You may wish to have a copy of another operating system, such as Windows 2000 if you're running XP, or vise versa. FirstDefense-ISR supports multiple operating systems, from Windows 2000 and up (Windows XP and Windows Server 2003). FirstDefense-ISR does not support Windows 98, Me, or NT."

    Therefore I conclude that it is impossible to have Win 98 in a separate snapshot.

    Frank
     
  16. ErikAlbert

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    That is correct. :)
     
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