|'m trying to install Win2000 Pro so that I can dual boot to it (or to the existing installed Win7 Pro).

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|'m trying to install Win2000 Pro so that I can dual boot to it (or to the existing installed Win7 Pro). I have shrunk the Win7 C Drive and have set up a new formatted SimplePartition called ' 'D' Windows2000' it is NTFS' When I start my computer with the Win2000 Installation CD present, it offers me the choice of booting from the CD - I do this and then it sits there for about 5mins - no messages of any sort, until finally I get a locked up screen telling me that 'Windows is starting up' - nothing then happens and the only way of getting back to my original op. sytem is to disconnect all power sources, including the Laptop's battery. When I reboot into Win7 there is no sign that anyhting has taken place atall (apart from being intersted to know where all that info from the Win2000 CD ended up!), I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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A lot of modern systems are phasing out support for Windows XP, I don't think you would have much luck getting Windows 2000 Professional to properly install on a modern system. I know some persons who have gotten XP drivers to work under Windows 2000, but this is after a successful install. Your case is unique since you are trying to install a 12 year old operating system on a modern machine. Have you considered alternative solutions such as running Windows 2000 Professional in a virtual machine? I have Windows 2000 Professional in a VMWare VM and its exceptionally fast with just 256 MBs of RAM.

VirtualBox is a free solution you could try:

http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/virtualization/oraclevm/061976.html

Its possible things like chipset driver and build of Windows 2000 you are using are not compatible with your system. For example, trying to install from a Windows 2000 RTM CD versus a Windos 2000 SP4 CD might present different results.

Best,
Andre
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