Windows XP /98SE Dual boot

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Scottish, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. Scottish

    Scottish Guest

    can anyone tell me how to go about duel booting Windows XP Home edition with Windows 98se?

    really need 98 for old win/dos games that refuse to work with XP.

    i have 2 hard drives C: and D: id really like to install 98se on D: since its got alot more room

    any info would be grea thank you
  2. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

    Go here for instructions on how to install Win98 after Win xP. I used this method on a friend's machine and it worked perfectly. If you try to install 98 without this method, your machine may not boot.

    This guy knows what he's doing. You'll need to download BOOTSECT first and be sure to have a Win98 boot disk handy. You'll also need your bootable XP cd for this. The whole process takes maybe 10 minutes. Oh, and don't forget to change the boot sequence in your bios for CDROM first. You can change it back later.

    hope this helps.
  3. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    This is exactly what I want to do too, however, where do you download BOOTSECT from?
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    one question, why?
  5. Scottish

    Scottish Guest

    why not? XP is shite for old games. simple ;)
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    I play SkiFree on XP and it works fine, and that's from 1991.
  7. Scottish

    Scottish Guest

    lucky perhaps?

    Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Father
    Gabriel Knight - Beast Within
    Lighthouse - The dark being
    Urban Runner (CLASSIC)
    Phantasmagoria - a puzzle of flesh
    Shivers - Harvest of souls
    KingsQuest 5
    KingsQuest 6
    KingsQuest - The Princeless Bride
    KingsQuest - Mask of Eternity
    Leisure Suit Larry 7 - Love For Sail
    Zork Nemesis
    Torins Passage
    7th Guest
    Sam and Max : hit the road
    The Dig
    Indiana Joes and the Fate of Atlantis
    Quake 2... dosent like NT is says when i try to install it

    dont work on XP for me
  8. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

    bmxjt, there is a link on the page where to d/l bootsect from. or do a google search. it's easy to find.
  9. Cooperman

    Cooperman Guest


    Have you tried the method described on the above link to yet ?

    I wish to do the exact same on my machine.
    I currently have XP Pro on C drive and would like to install Win 98SE on my D drive without having to delete XP Pro first.

    Please let me know if this works ok.
  10. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    I did find the d/l, however, I chose to adjust some of my partitions and start from scratch. I installed 98se first then XP Pro. 2 partitions on one HDD and another 40 gigs for whatever else. Took some time to reinstall but I basically have everything I need back on both systems.

    Why did I do it? Because I came across some software that had NO update for XP and I WANT to use it. Plain and simple. Plus why not have 98 there. It was a decent OS. I would never add ME back, YIKES!:eek: