Dual booting with Windows 7 and 2000

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I am running a dual-boot system with XP and Windows 2000 (to run some old applications that I access periodically).  It works just fine, but I am thinking of migrating the XP installation to Windows 7.

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Windows XP, Windows 2000

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You can, there’s no problem in general with keeping an older OS as an alternative. As long as the older OS is already in place when you install the newer one, you’ll see it as an option in the boot loader. I have my Windows XP still in place from when I was testing out Win7, and although I haven’t had to go back to it yet (pleased with 7), I like to have the alternative available.

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  • WindowsServerATE
    Too add to my question, I've read that a clean installation is the best way to start Windows 7 and I can do that, but can I still leave a Win2000 option in a dual-boot setup?
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