How to Install Win 98 over XP in a Laptop?

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asknknow

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Hi Guys,
I need to install Win 98 over already installed Win XP. Please guide me to do it succesfully.
Here are the details of my current situation:
* Present OS : Windows XP(Installed on C Drive)
* Available Partitions : C and D(Both FAT32)
* NO FLOPPY DRIVE AVAILABLE. ONLY A CD DRIVE IS AVAILABLE
* I Intend to install Win 98 on formatted D Drive

1. How do i create a book disk on CD and use it to install Win 98?

2. Will i be able to dual boot after i install 98 over XP?

Please reply me with ur valuable suggestions as soon as possible.
 

flavallee

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You cannot "downgrade" and install Windows 98 over Windows XP.

If you have the hard drive set in 2 partitions and want to install Windows 98 in one partition and Windows XP in the other partition, I believe that Windows 98 has to be installed first.

What operating system came in that computer? I see problems with it not having a floppy drive.

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Personally, I've never used a computer with 2 operating systems in separate partitions, so someone else more knowledgeable may have a more valid answer for you.
 

asknknow

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Thanks for ur reply.
Its an Acer Aspire Laptop that came with Win XP. Now i have few educational CD's which will run only in 98 or 95. So i am trying to install 98 now.
 

flavallee

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I'm currently on one of my 98SE computers and am doing this from memory, so I may not be right.

Right-click the program's shortcut, then click Properties. There should be a tab that allows you to select a different operating system to run the program, instead of using XP.

If those educational CD's will only run on 95 and 98, they might be pretty outdated.
 
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