Re: Dual Booting XP and ME
You don't need to: the winxp bootloader will do that for you so when you start your machine you will be presented with a choice of which os to launch.[/edit]
how can I create a batch or stub to run either OS at startup?
In winxp right click 'My computer' and select 'properties' from pop-up menu, select 'advanced' tab of 'system properties' dialog. Click the 'settings' button in the 'start-up and recovery' section: you'll be able to select which os that starts in the 'system start-up' section and fiddle with how long to wait until the system starts.
Originally posted by doubleanti
Again how do I choose which partition to boot off of initially considering they are the same physical drive?
Alternatively, edit boot.ini which amounts to the same thing.
Usually, yes. :)
Edit: oh and do I have to install drivers for both OSes necessarily? Thanks...
I've never tried installing to one and running from the other with office but since a lot of registry changes are made, activex stuff registered etc I would imagine that you'd have to install to both os's.
Edit 2: oh yeah, what about software like Office XP and so forth?