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Best way to setup new system?

By Michael P. ·
I just received a new Dell system which came loaded with Win2K (which I've never used before), an MS Works package, and some Dell stuff...all on the Primary partition which is the whole 40 GB HD (Fat32).
What I'd like to do is:
1. Install/copy myold HD (with 98se)and be able to boot/run all the applications on it.
2. Have the ability to boot to Win2K and start installing the application programs as I get familiar with it.
3. Since the system came with an XP upgrade, I'd like to be able toboot from that (when I receive it) as well.
If I need to get something like Partion Magic to do this, then so be it I suppose. Installing 98se from scratch and re-installing all the old applications on the new system is out of the question.<smile> Also, I don't how NTFS figures into all this...do I need/want it? Do most Win2K installations use it?

Thanks for your help

--Michael

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by shuja52 In reply to Best way to setup new sys ...

If you need your old WIN98 desperately, add your old HDD as Primary Master and boot WIN 98, make new HDD as slave at primary. If you have NTFS partition on your 40 GB HDD then it is only option left to you is to use partition magic or install all over again, for dual booting it is best practice to have multi partition installation

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by tjc In reply to Best way to setup new sys ...

Get partition magic 7.0 and install it on the win2k drive, as well as put your old drive in as slave.

Then with partition magic make multible partitions on the main 40GB drive and copy the old drive to the new partition on the 40GB drive and makethat drive active partition and boot up into your windows 98. This is persuming that the win98 drive can fit on the new partition you made on the 40GB drive.

Then you can boot up to either partion, using partion magic and then the old drive can be removed, if you want, or you can wipe it and use it for storage in this new computer.

Note since the new dell equipment you will have to re-do any windows 98 hardware setups, which you may not be able to do, since you will have to check with dell if they have win98 drives for the video card, usb and the like. Which they may not be supporting any more.

Good luck.

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