installing Win98 *after* XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mr. K, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

    Ottawa, Canada

    I know it's simple enough to set up a 98/XP dual boot by installing XP after 98, but if I were to install 98 after having installed XP, I run the risk of losing access to XP, correct?

    Right now, I have only XP on C:. I came across an old 4 GB (say I call it S) onto which I want to install 98*. Is it just a matter of backing up the boot.ini on C:, restoring it if 98 overwrites it (even though 98 is going on S), then adding 98 to XP's boot menu?


    * PS: in your opinion, which is better to run older games, 98 or ME? Some of my games just don't work in XP so I want to run a light installation of either 98 or ME.
  2. Kuja

    Kuja OSNN Addict

    I'd take 98 over ME any day....

    sorry i cant answer the rest of the question...
  3. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    ME ran the bestfor me out of 98..98SE...ME

    but XP is the rock ....havent found a game i cant play yet cuz of XP.....and i have a sh**load of them :)
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia