Re: is that possible to run winXP with win98???
- From: Bruce Chambers <bchambers@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 09:25:50 -0700
Thomas Ng wrote:
i have 2 computers which run win98 and XP. i would like to reduce to one computer by putting the Win98 harddrive into the winXP PC. I would like to setup a page to choose loading Win98 or XP. Some people teach me i can edit that in boot loader. the command below is what people teach me:
Control Panel>System>Advance>startup and recovery>edit
chick edit and put (X:\"Windows 98" ) to the end of that folder which X stand for the drive with win98.
This setting give me the choice for win98 but it can't load and auto restart the pc then back to that choose page. My WinXP drive had set as primary master and win98 as primary slave. both windows were set on the first partition and run at FAT32 format. In this case, what i can do to setup a page to choose to load Win98 or XP? it the notes above is not correct, what i ned to do? Please someone help me about it.
If your C: drive is formatted using the FAT32 file system, MS-MVP Doug Knox has kindly provided clear instructions:
Install Windows 98 after XP is Installed.
The simplest way I've found to dual boot between Win9x/Me and WinXP would be to partition your drive(s) roughly as follows:
C: Primary FAT32 Win9x/Me/Legacy Apps
D: Extended NTFS WinXP/Modern Apps
Adjust the partition sizes according to your actual hard drive(s)
size and the amount of space you'd like to allocate to each OS and its applications.
Create the partitions using Win9x's FDISK so you can enable large disk support (FAT32). (No need for 3rd party partitioning utilities/boot managers and their frequent complications.)
Install Win9x/Me first, being sure to select "C:\Windows" (or
D:\Windows, if you prefer) when asked for the default Windows
directory. When you subsequently install WinXP, be sure to specify
"D:\Winnt" (or "D:\Windows," "C:\Winnt" as referred/applicable) when
asked for the default Windows directory, to place it in the other
partition. The WinXP installation routine will automatically set up a
Multi-boot menu for you. The default settings for this menu can be
readily edited from within WinXP. NOTE: If you elect to place
Win9x/Me on the "D:" drive, you'll _have_ to leave the "C:" drive as
This method can be adapted to using 2 physical hard drives by
placing the boot partition (C:, which still must be FAT32) and either
of the operating systems on the Primary Master hard drive, and the
second operating system on the second hard drive.
It is also possible to have a 3rd partition for shared
applications, but it would be necessary for such a partition to be
formatted in the common file format (FAT32). The applications would
also have to be installed into each OS (to ensure proper system file
placement and registry updates), one at a time, but the bulk of the
program files could be located on this common partition. I do not,
however, actually recommend doing this as, if you were to uninstall
such an application from one OS, you may not be able to gracefully
uninstall it from the second OS, having already deleted crucial
installation data during the first uninstall action.
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