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By dean.morris@grahambrown. ·
I am currently running a machine on Windows 98. I have several partitions on my harddrive(2GB Partitions) and would like to make a dual boot machine(WIN98+WIN95). Will I need to Re-install Win98? I would like a boot option at start-up, is this possible?

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Win98 + Win95

There is a way to dual boot both by doing the following:

> SUMMARY
> =======
>
> How to dual boot Windows 98 and Windows 95 on the same hard drive or the
> same
> partition. If you choose to install the two operating systems on the same
> partitions you will be sharing the Program Files folder between both. This
> is
> fine but you may get better results if you install on separate partitions
> (on
> the same hard drive) you will be able to have separate Program Files
> folders.
> The idea is to provide technicians that support 95 and 98 the ability to
> dual
> boot the two operating systems on their test computers.
>
> PROCEDURE
> =========
>
> Install Windows 95 first.
>
> Make a new directory called 95. It's path will be c:\95
>
> Make a new directory called 98. It's path will be c:\98
>
> Remove the System, Hidden and Read only attributes from the following
> Win95
> system files and copy them into the c:\95 directory. Do not replace the
> attributes.
>
> Io.sys

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by dean.morris@grahambrown. In reply to Win98 + Win95
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by dmiles In reply to Win98 + Win95

Yes it can be done,yet I would not waste any disk space with both OS's unless I was running DOS based programs that needed to be compatible with WIN 95,The only other thing to do would to create dual boot with Win95 as the active and Win 98 second and up date the drivers to support Win 98,consider running in different directory so that WIN98 will not over write the system or boot files.

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by bblunden In reply to Win98 + Win95

Answer 7 is the best. It can be done, but why would you want to? If you are going to dual boot, load NT or Linix and have fun.

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