I want to install both Windows XP Professional Edition and XP Home Edition on one partition, but the XP installer doesn't prompt for an installation folder. How can I install this configuration?

A. If you attempt to install both OSs, the second OS will typically overwrite the first OS because the installer doesn't prompt you to enter an installation folder name and instead uses the default Windows folder. To work around this limitation, you must perform an advanced installation by performing the following steps:

  1. Install and boot to your first XP installation.
  2. Insert the XP installation CD-ROM for the secondary XP version that you want to install.
  3. On the Welcome dialog box, click Install Windows XP.
  4. Select New Installation (Advanced), then click Next.
  5. Select "I accept this agreement," then click Next.
  6. Enter the product key, then click Next.
  7. On the Setup Options page, click Advanced Options.
  8. In the Advanced Options dialog box, in the "To this folder on my hard drive" field, enter the name of the folder where you want to install this version of XP, then click OK.
  9. On the Setup Options page, click Next.
  10. Complete the installation as usual.
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