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Dual boot 98 and xp

By ladytech ·
I have xp on my new laptop, special software needs windows 98. How do I make my laptop a dual boot without erasing xp? Or is there a software program that will allow me to run both on one hard drive, such as Partition Magic 7.0?

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by 20 + years In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

You can try this

OFFXP: How to Install Office XP on a Dual-Boot System (Q292580)

http:// support.microsoft.com / support / kb / articles / Q292 / 5 / 80.ASP

Note: Remove the spaces in the URL

I hope you find it helpful.

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by ladytech In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

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by Al Guzman In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

Yes you can use partition Magic. I would have windows 98 loaded first then xp. I have my desktop dual booted with win98 and xp. I used partition magic. I loaded win98 first loaded partiion magic and created empty space on my hdd. Then installedwinxp in the unused space and works fine. I don't know if having xp loaded first then win98 will cause any problems you can give it a shot.

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by TheChas In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

Use Partition Magic to set up a FAT 32 partition for 98.

Back up the files in the root folder of the XP partition.

Install 98 to the FAT32 partition.

Edit boot.ini in the XP partition to allow dual boot to 98.
For commands and sysntax, go to the dual boot section of www.systeminternals.com
or, search Microsoft for boot.ini and bootcfg

Chas

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by ladytech In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

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by maxwell edison In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

You might benefit from this article titled, "How~2 Dual Boot Windows XP Tips:"

It discussed dual booting considerations with XP and 98 (and others) in depth.

http://www.winxpfix.com/winxpfix/page5.htm

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)Good luck,

Maxwell

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by ladytech In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

It was more on office xp

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by joe In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

Did you try to run that program under win98 compatability mode in XP? Right click the program icon and go to compatibility and choose run in win98 mode.

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by ladytech In reply to Dual boot 98 and xp

I did try that, but it didn't work

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