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Sooty
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16th Nov 03 at 21:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im on Windows XP... I would like to have Windows 98 on dual boot up... if I have a copy of Windows 98... could I get 98 on along side my current XP ?
Trotty
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16th Nov 03 at 21:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yup, you can still dual boot - partition your HDD and stick WinXP on the primary partition.

Install Win98 on the other and edit your boot.ini to give the option to boot into 98 too
Sooty
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excellent... just needed a second opinion really... its a big thing to do... thanks Ian
Trotty
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16th Nov 03 at 21:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No problemo

If you're rebuilding at the same time anyway then the disk partitioning isn't that much of a ball ache, and if you're not rebuilding then perhaps defrag and then try something like PartitionMagic?
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yup, exactly as Ian said
Sooty
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im using Magic yep

defraged 2 weeks ago and not rebuilding... see how it goes
PaulW
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But wouldnt installing 98 then edit the MBR and point to the 98 partition as a primary boot volume, so not giving you the option??

If so the boot.ini won't be on the 98 partition and if your XP Drive is formated as NTFS, then you wont be able to access the XP Drive via Win98 Either!

Best way to do it, delete all partitions, then create 2 new partitions,

Format 1 drive as MS-DOS, and don't format the other drive.

Install 98 on the drive you have formated, leave the other alone.

Once 98 is installed, chuck in the XP disk & install that to the OTHER partition (formating it as either NTFS or FAT32, depending if you want it to be un-secure & accessible via Win 98)

you should then be able to dual boot once XP is installed

[Edited on 16-11-2003 by PaulW]
Trotty
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16th Nov 03 at 21:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmmn, fair shout, didn't think about the MBR issue... (Hey, it's a Sunday night )
Sooty
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I think I know what ive got to do... im a bit merry so I hope it works LMAO

Ian, will I be seeing you on saturday?

[Edited on 16-11-2003 by Sooty]
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50/50 at the mo, depends if I've got enough cash, I'm badly skint at the mo

All being well though, I'll be there
Sooty
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nice one.. same here... need a good 60 quid to go really
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16th Nov 03 at 21:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the other way round that is to use partition magic/boot magic, hide the xp partition and set 98 partition as active. then when you reboot, it see's a blank C: drive. Install 98, install boot magic and setup the 2 partitions.

[Edited on 16-11-2003 by Gareth.O]
Trotty
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Aye agreed, probably get it from somewhere though

Should be a bit of a chuckle
John
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Install 98 then install xp. XP will take care of everythin.

 
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