Win98 after WinXP


R

Robert Tyler

Greetings,

First, I would like to thank all who post answers here - extremely
informative and helpful.

Now... I have a client who has a Windows XP computer and would like to
dual boot with Windows 98 as well. He has several leftover Windows 98
hard drives from other computers. Is it possible to just install one
of the 98 hard drives as secondary master, for example, modify the
boot.ini manually to point the second line to the 98 hard drive, and
have it all work together like that? I would really hate to have to
install 98 first and then re-install XP just to get dual boot working.

Thanks again!
 
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J

Jim Macklin

You should be able to install the W98 drive as a slave on
the primary and then use a third party program such as Boot
magic (part of Partition Magic) to create a dual boot.
Programs and files on the XP drive that are NTFS will not
work with W98, but XP can see the data files on the W98
drive, but those programs would have to be "installed" for
XP to run them.


message |
| Greetings,
|
| First, I would like to thank all who post answers here -
extremely
| informative and helpful.
|
| Now... I have a client who has a Windows XP computer and
would like to
| dual boot with Windows 98 as well. He has several leftover
Windows 98
| hard drives from other computers. Is it possible to just
install one
| of the 98 hard drives as secondary master, for example,
modify the
| boot.ini manually to point the second line to the 98 hard
drive, and
| have it all work together like that? I would really hate
to have to
| install 98 first and then re-install XP just to get dual
boot working.
|
| Thanks again!
|
|
 
B

Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

It may be possible, providing that the WinXP partition is using
the unsecure FAT32 file system.

MS-MVP Doug Knox has provided instructions:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_9x.htm


Bruce Chambers

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D

dglock

since the hard drives are from other computers, i doubt
they would boot in a different computer, all the hardware
and drivers would be wrong.
don
 
J

Jim Macklin

You will not be booting the W98 drive in the XP machine. It
will be jumpered as a slave. The OS files and registry on
that drive will be ignored by XP when it boots from the
master drive C:

You will be able see the slave drive as D: or what ever is
assigned. You will be able to copy any files or transfer
settings using the XP wizard.


message | since the hard drives are from other computers, i doubt
| they would boot in a different computer, all the hardware
| and drivers would be wrong.
| don
|
| >-----Original Message-----
| >You should be able to install the W98 drive as a slave on
| >the primary and then use a third party program such as
| Boot
| >magic (part of Partition Magic) to create a dual boot.
| >Programs and files on the XP drive that are NTFS will not
| >work with W98, but XP can see the data files on the W98
| >drive, but those programs would have to be "installed"
| for
| >XP to run them.
| >
| >
| >message
| | >|
| >| Greetings,
| >|
| >| First, I would like to thank all who post answers
| here -
| >extremely
| >| informative and helpful.
| >|
| >| Now... I have a client who has a Windows XP computer
| and
| >would like to
| >| dual boot with Windows 98 as well. He has several
| leftover
| >Windows 98
| >| hard drives from other computers. Is it possible to
| just
| >install one
| >| of the 98 hard drives as secondary master, for example,
| >modify the
| >| boot.ini manually to point the second line to the 98
| hard
| >drive, and
| >| have it all work together like that? I would really
| hate
| >to have to
| >| install 98 first and then re-install XP just to get
| dual
| >boot working.
| >|
| >| Thanks again!
| >|
| >|
| >
| >
| >.
| >
 
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dglock

i think he wants to be able to boot to win 98,as well as
xp.
don
 
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