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By lionirfan ·
when i install three operating Systems (Windows 98,windows XP,Windows 2000 Advance server) on my pc so it currupts in few days.
tell me how to install more than two operating systems at a time

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by TheChas In reply to Multiple operating System

The best way is to either have different physical drives, or partition your drive into 3 or more drives.

Install Windows 98 first onto the C drive.
Install W2K next onto the drive of choice.
Install XP last, onto the remaining drive.

When you install application software, you must install it seperately for each operationg system that you plan to use it in.

If you still have problems, then, I suggest using either a boot manager, or a physical drive selector such as the Trio HDD selector.

Chas

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by lionirfan In reply to Multiple operating System

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by konfigurator In reply to Multiple operating System

I dont have a server - sw on my machin , but i have win98 se , w2k and also xp, each system on an own harddisk, running without any problems. if this solution (3 discs) is o.k. for you, you should install one OS with the other two HDDS unplugged from the motherboard. Then the next OS (unplug the first and the 3rd HDD), then the 3rd OS (unplugg during installation the 1st and 2nd HDD). When all installations are done, you can plug all HDDs together to the board (you should beginn with two HDDs) and restart your pc with one OS after the next.
This solution needs a motherboard that supports booting from different HDDS in the Bios (at the boot settings in the bios you should be able to select wether you want to boot from hdd0 or hdd1 or hdd2 and so on). In this case, you have a built in kind of "boot manager" by your bios, without the need of any software boot manager or so on. Also you could hang one hdd on the raid controller (if you have one) and define it as stripe (one harddisc), ofcourse thats not a real raid array, but it is supported to define your disc, and then you could set the bios boot settings to boot from hdd0 or raid/scsi or hdd1 and so on.
seems to be a bit confusing, but for me it works fine with my pc and also with the one i had before.

good luck and best regards.

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