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By hotrodgers ·
how can i set up a standalone computer to dual boot with win 98 and win 2000? should i install win 98 first? i could really use some guide on this if any one can help.
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by SyscoKid In reply to dual boot

Definitely install Win98 first. See http://www.worldowindows.com/dualboot2000.html

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by pauly4190 In reply to dual boot

Install 98 first then 2000, preferably on a second drive. Also, one big consideration before you install 2000 is your partioning scheme: FAT32 or NTFS???

If you're using only 1 hard drive it's a no-brainer (FAT32) for both operating systems.
But, if you're using 2 or more drives you'll have to weigh the security (encryption, auditing, compression, performance) of NTFS against the compatibility of FAT32.

Bottom Line: Using NTFS on a 2nd drive for 2000 will prevent you from using thatdrive in 98.

Other than that it's really not that hard to set up a dual boot system. Email me if you have any further questions.

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by danny_l In reply to dual boot

First install Win98,then Win2000.When this is finished, the first time you boot you will see a DOS menu that will allow you to choose which OS to boot to. There is also a menu in Win 2000 that allows you to select the default operating system. Here's how to do this:Go to system properties(Win+Break), then press the button "Startup and Recovery". You'll manage from there.

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