Re: Sharing applications betweet Win2k and XP



stella_pigeon@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> I wonder if there is a way to share the applications between Win2K and
> XP Pro installations which reside on the same partition.
>
> I have an older installation of Win2K with loads of applications. I
> have just installed an XP which ended up on the same disk - not by
> design but by the stupidity of the XP install which did not offer me
> the option of upgrading Win2k but decided to install XP "on the side"
> of the existing OS. In effect I ended up with "dual boot" machine with
> C:\WINNT storing Win2k and C:\WINDOWS storing XP.
>
> Other than that everything is untouched, namely C:\Program Files where
> most of my software is installed. Attempts to execute anu apps from
> there when I boot into XP are failing with the message "Application
> must be installed to run".

hmmm that's weird, most of my windows apps such as Vim and Maxthon
requires no installation at all and they would just run. Do all apps
give you the same error message??

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