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Can i have 2 operating systems partitioned on 1 hard drive?

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  1. spellcaster

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    I have partitioned my hard disk and i want to install xp on one of em and win98 on the other but only one seems to be a bootable partition the other one @extended [email protected] says its not bootable. Or is there an easier way to achieve my goal :)
     
  2. Jtoast

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    1) partition your harddrive into 2 parts.
    2) install windows 98 first on the active partition.
    3) install windows xp second so 98 doesnt overwrite its boot sectors.


    reboot and you should be fine. Did this last night with Windows XP professional and windows 98 so I know this way works.

    Haven't tried it with Windows XP Home


    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;289283
     
  3. weeniebeenie

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    Just did it recently, above method works fine with XP Home too.
     
  4. max 8

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    Always install Win98 first then XP second on the other partition.
    Then you'll have a dual boot o/s. I did this too a few months ago but still question myself why I even need win98 when XP is the best o/s ever. I never even use 98 anymore.
     
  5. manishkul

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    u can do it but remeber sequence of installation given above.other wise xp will now work.
     
  6. PaulVDH

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    The important thing to remember it to load the OS that does not support dual boot (in this case Win 98) first on the active partition. Then the OS that supports dual boot on the other partition.

    This method will work with other OS's as well, ie Linux, DOS, WIN NT, etc.
     
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