bsop said:If I understand what you are trying to say, you can not migrate the installation from different OS's. The applications nearly all the time must be installed for each operating system. The manual registry modifications for MS office exceed several hundred entries. Tracking all the entries is difficult. Cut and past can work but would ultimately take more time to manually modify all the changes versus a clean install.
The operating systems can not generally survive on the same partition. So, you must either have different partitions for each OS or have different hard disk drives.
The order in which you install the OS's are quite important also. 98 must be installed first or the NT loader will be destroyed and you must then edit the system files manually.
Depending on how old your computer is and who the supplier is, some of the newer computers have an option to select the boot source just after post. This way, the installation is extremely easy if you have that kind of computer. I believe you mentiond that you wanted to install one OS in drive c: and the other on drive d:.
My computer uses the F8 key, the same as required to boot into safe mode to select the boot device.
Partition Magic has a program which is called Boot Magic. Boot Magic is a commercial product way of setting up multiple boot options. But, applications still must be installed into each OS independently.
When you use boot magic, a screen will pop up during the initial read of the hard disk.
You will get a menu which displays operating system options. You simply arrow to the OS desired and wack enter.
What version of XP are you using.
If Windows 98 is installed first, NT will automatically creat a multiple boot screen.
I will try XP Pro and see if it creats a boot menu by default if 98 is installed first.
This option will not work if you do an upgrade. The upgrade will completely remove the old OS.
Please don't be confused and please don't use Partition Magic!. You don't need to do anything. When you install XP it will detect W98se and create a boot menu. Every time you start your computer you will be given a choice of what OS you want to boot. Partition Magic has nothing to do with booting. Windows will set up a boot menu, as I said above, and you have no need of any third party software.What I mean is how do I change between what OS is booting up when the computer starts up. I know in the directions it gives you an option to select it during installation, but what do you do after that? Should I use Partition Magic for that, I have it. Or do I use F8 when it is start up. I'm confussed about this.
First of all, you don't have to install the software on the same partition as the OS. You can have XP installed on D: and the software on E: and it will work fine. Just don't install it on the same partition as the software for W98se - C: I presume?
If you have two operating systems you must install software for them independantly. For example, if want to install Norton on botth W98se and XP then first you should boot to W98se and install Norton on it. Then boot into XP and install a second time, and in your case, make sure you prompt it to install to E:
You cannot install software onto XP from Win98se. You have to be in the OS that you want to install software onto.
Please don't be confused and please don't use Partition Magic!. You don't need to do anything. When you install XP it will detect W98se and create a boot menu. Every time you start your computer you will be given a choice of what OS you want to boot. Partition Magic has nothing to do with booting. Windows will set up a boot menu, as I said above, and you have no need of any third party software.
yes windows 98 se is installed on the c drive but we have a seperate drive for all the programs we have installed on windows 98, which would be the e drive. Are default is not C it is E. All drives C though H are in Fat32 ONLYOne last thing. When you install the two versions, NEVER install the software from, example, XP, in the same directory where 98SE installed its files.
An assumption here, 98 is running on drive C:. By default, all applications will install to C:\program files\XXXX , XXXX being the folder of the application.
If you are using NTFS formating for XP, Windows 98, will never see XP and you can never damage XP accidently.
However, XP can read Windows 98 Fat32 and if you direct the XP Software Installation such as Office to the Windows 98 C:\program files\XXXX accitently, when you reboot and try to use Office in Windows 98, it will not work. Your bigest task is to just make sure that you do not accidently install applications for one operating system in the same place, FOLDER, as the other operating system applications were installed.
Yes, I assumed that since I have done a custom for 98 SE when I got the new hard drive and after it was formatted.You will have to inatalling a "CUSTOM" configuration so that you can tell the application the path you want to install to and any of the features you want if you want to modify if any.
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