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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional

Installing both the Home Edition and Professional version of Windows XP on the same system is popular for many people who need to test applications in both environments.

Because both operating systems use the same boot loader and compatible file systems, installation and setup are simple. However, you must ensure that the two versions are installed onto different partitions or hard drives.

To set up dual-booting of Windows XP Home Edition and XP Professional, simply install them both one after the other, taking care to select the Advanced Options button on the Special Options page during setup. Check I Want to Choose the Install Drive Letter and Partition During Setup, and then click OK. This ...

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