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Gemius

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I've a new computer running Vista Home Premium. I still have my old computer which had W98/SE as the OS. While I've transferred most files over to the new computer I do have a spare hard disk installed and I would like to preserve W98 and all the files, and run it from the spare Hard Disk. The problem is I'm not sure how to go about it. I loaded W98 onto the spare disk but when I tried to run it I got the message

'You cannot install W98 while running this version of Windows. Start your computer in MS-DOS mode and then install W98'

I'm quite experienced but I've got cold feet now in case I caused more problems.
Can you advise me if I can do this and if so the best way to go about it please.
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It is possible to do this, however:

1) Driver support for your new computer under Windows 98 will be non-existant so you'll have ugly looking screens, washed-out colours and a generally unpleasant experience.
2) To dual-boot 98SE and Vista requires the machine to be wiped, 98SE installed first and then Vista installed after it.
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Thank you Neil. I think this is a non starter if it involves re installing Vista which, dare I say it, I actually like!
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