How to have both XP and 98 on one computer?
Posted 17 March 2005 - 11:11 PM
Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:32 AM
It is, however, very easy to do the reverse (install windows 98, then XP). There are several reasons for this, most notably that windows 98 must be installed within the first 8gb of your harddrive, so if you're willing to wipe your harddrive and start from scratch, you will have a much easier time (other wise you will need to do some more painful harrdrive re-organizing with a third party utility like partition magic.
Ideally, you want two partitions, though windows xp will work from the same partition. The problem with this is that you must then install windows xp with fat32, since windows 98 cannot read NTFS (hence, the reason you want to go with two partitions.
Simply install windows 98, pop in your windows xp cd, and when prompted choose ADVANCED NEW INSTALLATION (not upgrade).
Windows XP will set up the dual boot system with a text based menu at bootup that will allow you to choose your OS.
Seriously, though, the best way for you to go is to wipe your drive, create two partitions, install windows 98, then install windows xp on the second partition with NTFS. It will save you a lot of grief.
Posted 12 April 2005 - 06:07 PM
Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:12 AM
so you would have C: for Xp and D: for 98 that should work.
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