I have been running a dual-boot (Win98 / XP) system ever since
a couple of programs I needed to use were only compatible with
Win98. Now I don't need these programs any longer, while at the
same time I was going to upgrade to a newer machine, so I was
wondering if anyone else has been using a dual-boot "XP/XP"
The reason I'm considering another dual-boot system is that it
was easy to clone the XP partitions with Win98, to make a spare
HDD in case of a crash, rather than using a program like Acronis,
which forces specific partition sizes and requires the target HDD
to be of equal or larger size than the source HDD.
Whenever I had a HDD crash in the past, it always affected the
C-partition only, so by keeping my data on other partitions, I have
been fortunate so far to never losing any. With this in mind, I was
going to set up the main XP OS again on the D-drive (data on drive E,
etc), while the C-drive would just occupy an unused 2nd XP system
whose only purpose would be to allow me to clone (or delete) material
on my main system which couldn't be done while in use. -H.