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NT.4; 2000PRO ON 98se PC

By barry_carter737 ·
BEST WAY TO INSTALL WINDOWSNT.4 AND 2000PRO ON A PC WITH 98SE AND 2000 ON SAME FAT32 DRIVE AND NT ON ITS OWN DRIVE EITHER 16 OR NTFS HELP!!!

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by slowlearner In reply to NT.4; 2000PRO ON 98se PC

The best way is to reformat drive and install as a fresh one.

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by Johnny:P In reply to NT.4; 2000PRO ON 98se PC

Your boot partition would have to be FAT16 to begin with. Win98se in its own FAT32, pref. win2k in its own partition too, as folders like "Program files" are used by both OS's and cant be renamed. Best to re-install. NT first, then win98, then win2k. oldest to newest OS.

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by FLTek In reply to NT.4; 2000PRO ON 98se PC

Hard to say about any "best" based on your sketchy details but there're several tricks worth considering. The "book" wisdom that "Win 9x must come before NT" doesn't really hold if you're clever with the partitions. Since NT4 can be REAL finnicky about just how its' core link tables get built up to form a new Registry, then given the iffiness of properly integrating the service packs up to the almost mandatory SP6a+, and since M$ has active DLs for the recent half of them, all-in-all it's much better to get NT booting in low volume space like it wants to. Then you can use the NT bootloader for any other OSs. Do it right and you get a nice tight C:drive hidden as NTFS right up front, which is to be followed by a FAT-32 (or two). This is decent because it's invisible to Win 9x/2k running FAT-32, and they'll think THEY'RE C: !!! They'll be fat & happy (pun intended :) and NT could care less; each OS only sees itself in a starting primary partition. Now, Win 9x only does 2 partitions so make a great big extended partition, part of which will end the usable Win 9x operating space and the rest is for more NT (NT can handle app & data areas being spread out all over the place incuding other HDs.) Be nice and put a lot of NTFS volumes upfront in that monster extended FAT-32 default chunk and 9x gets the rest. It wouldn't hurt to alternate NTFS/FAT-32 volumes nearest the start of the extended partition, and throw in FAT-16 Common Data Win/NT sections too (2k won't see those.) What do w/ 2K? Give it it's own primary to boot out of, add to the NT boot.ini, etc. The challenge is in that there's no single common thread amongst the 3 OS types; it's down to Win9x being the link.

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