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By loweron2002 ·
I need to get info on dual booting a PC - Win 2000 and Win 98.

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by colin.mac In reply to Dual booting a PC

If you can, try and get hold of a copy of Partition Magic. Then use this link http://www.powerquest.com/documentation/guides/pm7enug.pdf it has all the information you need to perform partitioning on a hard drive.

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by saihib In reply to Dual booting a PC

First you need to create a separate partition for each OS. Then, install Win98 to the first partition, then Win2K to the second partition. It's not difficult.

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by dmiles In reply to Dual booting a PC

Once you have Windows 9x installed and running properly, it is time to install W2K. Boot into Windows 9x and insert the W2K CD. If the setup screen does not appear automatically, go to Start/Run and type X:\setup where X: is the letter of your CD-ROM drive. Click OK to start W2K setup. You now might see a window popping up, asking you if you want to upgrade your current version of Windows. Since you want to set up a dual-boot configuration and preserve your existing Windows 9x installation, it is important that you answer No. Now you'll see the actual setup screen. Click on Install Windows 2000 to begin.

Make sure during the first screen of the Win2k setup you definitely chose NO when it asks if you want to upgrade to Win2k. If you were doing a standalone (read: NON DUAL-BOOT) then u would chose upgrade. You will go through a screen or two and be prompted to accept the license agreement, etc. Make sure that you click the Advanced Option button when it gives you that selection. Make SURE that you check the box that allows you to chose the installation partition during setup. This will allow you to install Win2k in the partition you made, or on another hard drive later via the text based portion of setup. Win2k will proceed to check your computer, copies some files, and reboots your machine. You will notice the dual boot screen u will see every other time you boot your computer up. It won?t show for long, but you will be able sneak a peek.

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