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How to make two paritions to 1 harddrive


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Ultimate Kensuke

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how can i do so so i can install win98 and xp?
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If you don't mind reformatting your hard drive, then all you have to do is insert the Windows XP disk, and when you get the part where you have to select which drive or partition to put it on, simply delete the current partition and repartition it in half (or whatever ratio you want just so long as theres enough room for each operating system on their respective partitions). Once you have the drive divided up the way you like it, simply install XP on the one you want, and then after the installation of XP is totally complete, take out the XP CD and put the 98 CD in, then when asked what partition you want to put 98 on, just select the one that does not have xp on it, and install 98 and vioala! your done. Now each time you boot up, the system should ask you which OS you want to boot up with.

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I did that but when installing win 98 it doesnt ask for what paritition to use.
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delete all partitions first using any means.
create a dos partition using fdisk from the windows 98 cd.
leave a portion of the hdd unpartitioned so that you can install windows xp on it later on.

you can partition the remaining hdd space using the windows xp setup.

hope this helps.
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werd always start with the iolder operating system first but win 98 sucks i woudlent bother with it
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Ok if you want to keep your data you have to run a program like partition magic. You must load 98 1st then xp.
I recommend that you partition both as fat32 otherwise you wont be able to see the inormation from the other operating system. Fat32 will not read ntfs and vice a versa. This is easy to do I run 98 and xp
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