Dual Boot XP & Win98SE

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Goatman, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this?

    I have WinXP Pro
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    You can either use a boot loader like system commander and such, or you can just make 2 partitions

    Install win 98 onto the one, then install XP onto the other, and the XP bootloader should detect 98 and add it to your bootlist at startup :)
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    if one was to install 98 second, then boot using the xp cd and select repair, would that also work?
     
  4. existenz

    existenz Guest

    Yeah, that would fix up the boot file, i think...
     
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Goatman, good rule of thumb to follow in multi-booting -- *oldest OS first (avoids a lot of extra work/problems that way). Put 98 on your c:\ partition, and run XP setup while in 98 and install it to another partition.

    * you can put 95 OR 98 on your primary partition, 2k next partition, ME next, and finally XP -- all will work from the same drive using that simple precept - oldest first.
     
  6. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Use partition magic's pq boot
     
  7. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Why use third party boot loaders if they're not needed?
     
  8. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    my point exactly lonman:) nt loader works great why screw with it...just arrow up or down to the os and enter easy as that...now why complicate things
     
  9. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    I have been running my current set up for a while and don't wanna loose my HD, how do I add it after the fact, I can't get the Windows 98 setup to run