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install win 98 without re-install win xp?

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C-O-R-E-Y

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Hi,

I have Windows Xp Pro in my first har drive (master) and I have a second drive (slave), wich is empty.
What I want to know is, what do I have to do so I can install Windows 98 SE without re-installing Windows XP. But I want this in a way I was operating in Win 98 and I could install things (programs, games and so on) in the hard drive wich haves Win XP and vice-versa. If this is possible of course.

I was thinking in changing the first hard drive from master to slave (wich contains win xp), then change the empty drive from slave to master, then I would install win 98 in that drive and finally I would install bootmagic to choose wich Os I want to work with.

Basically what I want to do is have Win XP and 98 on the same machine without having to re-install Win XP and I want in a way that I don't get problems.

One more thing if I make this work with both OS do I have problems for installing nvidia drivers for 2k/XP on win xp and then the nvidia drivers for 98 on win98? And do I have to install directx in both (in win xp is already installed the lattest)? Will I get any problems with this sort of things?

Thanks in advance.
 
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allan

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As you kow, DOS based OS's have to be installed before XP. If you want to get around that, your best bet is a 3rd party program such as Partition Magic 7.0
 

Cosmin

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#3
Simple , install 98 on another partition ( if does not exist make another one with Partition Magic 7.0 = compatible with XP )
 
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C-O-R-E-Y

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I have partition magic , but what exactly do I have to do?
and why can't use both my hard drives to to do what I want?
 

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