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OFF2000: How to Install Office 2000 on a Dual-Boot System


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Summary

This article describes how to install Microsoft Office 2000 on a computer that is configured to start between Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft Windows 98 (or Microsoft Windows 95).

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To install Microsoft Office 2000 on a dual-boot computer, so that you can run Microsoft Office from either version of Windows, follow the appropriate steps for your configuration.

If Both Versions of Windows Are on the Same Partition (Drive Letter)

You are running both operating systems in a non-supported configuration, and Microsoft Windows may perform erratically. You must reinstall the operating systems on separate paritions. For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289283� Description of Supported Dual-Boot Configurations Between Windows-Based Operating Systems
153762� How to Set Up Dual Boot After You Install Windows

If Each Version of Windows Is on a Separate Partition and FAT16 Is Used for Both Partitions

  1. Start Windows (either version) and install Microsoft Office 2000 by running the Setup.exe file on the root of the Office CD.
  2. Restart the computer when prompted by Microsoft Office Setup, and start the same version of Windows started in the previous step. This allows Office Setup to complete its installation.
  3. Start the other version of Windows, and install Microsoft Office 2000 to the same path as step 1 by running the Setup.exe file on the root of the Office CD.
  4. Restart the computer when prompted by Microsoft Office Setup, and start the same version of Windows started in the previous step. This allows Office Setup to complete its installation.
NOTE: Office Setup installs Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 to the \Program Files\Internet Explorer folder of the operating system drive by default. This is the recommended installation method for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.

For additional information about running Internet Explorer 5 on a dual-boot computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
221917� Error Message Removing Internet Explorer on Dual-Boot Computer

If Each Version of Windows Is on a Separate Partition and FAT32 or NTFS Is Used

You must install Office and Internet Explorer on both partitions if either of the following conditions is true, because each of these partition formats is incompatible with the other operating system:
  • Windows 98 or Windows 95 is installed on a FAT32 partition.

    -or-
  • Windows NT is installed on an NTFS partition.

  1. Start Windows (either version) and install Microsoft Office 2000 to a partition supported by that operating system.
  2. Restart the computer when prompted by Microsoft Office Setup, and start the same version of Windows started in the previous step. This allows Office Setup to complete its installation.
  3. Start the other version of Windows, and install Microsoft Office 2000 to a partition supported by that operating system.
  4. Restart the computer when prompted by Microsoft Office Setup, and start the same version of Windows started in the previous step. This allows Office Setup to complete its installation.
NOTE: Office Setup installs Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 to the \Program Files\Internet Explorer folder of the operating system drive by default. This is the recommended installation method for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.

For additional information about running Internet Explorer 5 on a dual-boot computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
221917� Error Message Removing Internet Explorer on Dual-Boot Computer

Personalized Settings in Office 2000

When you make changes to options within Microsoft Office programs, those changes may not be recognized in the other version of Windows and may need to be configured while you are running the program in the other version of Windows.

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Keywords: KB236905, kbinfo

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Article Info
Article ID : 236905
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/24/2007
Published on : 1/24/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 331