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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by EvlBtch, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. EvlBtch

    EvlBtch Thread Starter

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    Ok I am currently in school (computer related) and the OS that the class requires is windows 98...I have windows xp home. I do not want to buy an additional hdd and dual booting is unfamiliar territory.. any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. RandyG

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    Are you saying that the school you attend is requiring you to install Windows 98 on your home system? or are you saying that the class you are taking is on Windows 98 and you will need to install it to learn it?

    Is this regarding a program that they want you to run on your home computer that requires Win98 and is not compatible with WinXP?

    http://www.winxpfix.com/page5.htm#howwin982000 has directions on how to create a partition and install Win98 on a system that already has XP on it, if you just simply want to get the dual boot option working.
     
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    Sorry I was not to specific...The text book&software required by the school I am attending needs Win98. Without it I can not complete the required assignments. I have never had to deal with 2 operating systems on one computer, and like I said before, am in unfamiliar territory. I am just looking for whatever will work without getting to complicated
     
  4. RandyG

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    Does the software specifically preclude using WinXP?? Most of the times, software may state that it needs at least Win98 to run properly, but any OS above that should also work.

    What is the make and verion of the software? If you can't get a satisfactory from your schooll about using WinXP, then i could check the software site's info to see about XP compatibility.

    The last link in my first mail has directions on how to get the dual boot option owrking, if you just want to do that.

    Another thing you could do is install the software on your system, and if it does not work, then uninstall it.
     
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