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win XP and 98 on same computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jimzap, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. jimzap

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    I have windows 98 installed on one hard drive (C) and win xp installed on a second hard drive (G). On start up can I choose which OS the computer boots up?

    How do I accomplish this?

    TIA,
    Jim
     
  2. dai

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    check this post of johnwill
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    (09-23-2003 09:39 PM) report / quote / edit (#9)
    Actually, I've inserted W98 & MS-DOS onto a number of systems running 2K & XP, it's not that difficult. If you have XP running on C:, you need to just do a normal install of W98 onto another partition. This obviously leaves the 2K/XP loader MIA, so then you have to fix that. I use BOOTPART to hack the multi-boot menu and restore the NT loader, and BOOTSECT to manipulate the W9x/MS-DOS boot sector.
     
  3. Firah

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    jimzap,

    Set drive C: with Win 98 as master, and drive G: with Win XP as slave. Then do an in-place install of Win XP.

    Check HERE on how to do the install.

    After the install you will then be given the choice of OS to boot from, and your data on your XP drive will remain intact
     
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