> I recently bought a brand new shiney Vista machine, I successfully migrated
> my settings from my old PC but I have run into a small problem. I have a
> program that runs under DOS and will not run in windows Vista. As it worked
> on my old 2000 pro PC I am trying to install 2k pro onto my vista machine.
> All the howtos say you have to have the old OS on first but is there a way i
> can add 2k pro to my Vista machine?
> Is it as simple as crating a new partition and then changeing the boot files
> to tell vista it has to check?
> Help would be *much* appreciated!
The older OS must be installed first unless you wish to acquire and
use some 3rd-party partition and boot management utility 3rd-party products.
However, dual-booting is no longer necessary in most situations.
Why not download a Virtual Machine application, such as Microsoft's
VirtualPC 2007 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp?
Innotek's VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/
) and run Win2K and your
legacy applications within a virtual computer. Both are free and work
with Vista. (Microsoft does not support the use of VirtualPC 2007 on
Vista Home editions, but several people have reported that it works just
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