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Andrew Watiker
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      03-02-2004
For the sake of education on server mangament and a diversion I am
considering installing the 180 day trial of Windows Server 2003. I was
wondering how possible this would be. This information probably exists
on the internet but here we go:

Can I install Windows Server on a spare 19.7GB NTFS partition (drive N
and dual boot with XP Pro?

Do XP drivers work with Server 2003? I need to get my SATA driver, my
WUSB11 (prism2 - wireless card) and a Radeon 9600 Pro to work to make it
worth my time.

When the 180 day trial expires can I just reformat the partition with
Server 2K3 and not affect XP?

What happens if I need to reinstall XP before I am finished trying
Windows Server?

I have fast broadband so the download size doesn't bother me.

My Hardware:

Gigabyte 8KNXP (875p)
Intel Pentium4 3.0 Ghz. (Overclock to 3.54 Ghz.)
1 GB PC3200 RAM
160 GB SATA Hard Drive [97.7GB C: (NTFS - XP Pro), 3.99GB D: (FAT32),
25.0GB G: (FAT32), 19.7GB N: (NTFS - For Server 2K3), 1.99GB V: (FAT32)]
Saphire Radeon 9600 Pro (I would like this driver to support 1280x1024)
Intergrated Audio
DVD-ROM
DVD +/- RW
Floppy

Linksys WUSB11 2.5
HP Photosmart 1000 Printer
Microtek ScanMaker 5600
 
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DeMoN LaG
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      03-03-2004
Andrew Watiker <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:n091c.34481
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> Can I install Windows Server on a spare 19.7GB NTFS partition (drive N
> and dual boot with XP Pro?


Yes

> Do XP drivers work with Server 2003? I need to get my SATA driver, my
> WUSB11 (prism2 - wireless card) and a Radeon 9600 Pro to work to make it
> worth my time.


Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Check your vendor

> When the 180 day trial expires can I just reformat the partition with
> Server 2K3 and not affect XP?


Yes.

> What happens if I need to reinstall XP before I am finished trying
> Windows Server?


You will need to go to the 2003 recovery console and set up the dual boot
again.

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