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StevOnehundred
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Deskpro EXM original dual-boot config?

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Having recently acquired an ancient Deskpro EX (EXM/P800/20c/6/128cn UK), I was wondering what the original layout of the operating systems was on this machine?

 

I've been able to deduce that it was supplied with a dual install of NT 4 Workstation and 2000 Professional on a 20GB drive - would I be right in thinking that NT4 was installed on a 2GB FAT16 partition and 2K would have taken the rest of the drive on an NTFS partition? Does that seem correct for the standard layout?

 

Any clues would be appreciated!

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I don't think this system was shipped as a dual booting setup, but if it was shipped with a user selectable OS

 

the drive was configured to allow you to select either OS when first turned on

 

and the setup then configured the selected OS and removed the other OS

 

but from what i see in the quick specs for this series  it shipped with NT 3.5.1 (not 4.0) and the listed OS's  were

 

DOS, win9x, NT 3.5.1

 

however there may be a updated quicspec which might list NT 4.0 but i am unable to locate such a spec sheet

 

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=c04282287

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Thanks for the info, that pdf you linked to does indeed, on page 6, state '...End-user must make a one-time selection between Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000...' - so all is now clear!

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