Win/98se & XP dual boot

By Dragon
Mar 15, 2002
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  1. Windows 98se and xp dual boot

    i tried to dual boot with windows 98se and windows xp PRO,
    it only loaded the 2nd os, windows xp







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  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    You'll find the info you're looking for here ... It's a step by step guide on setting up dual boot with xp and 98se from the old forum...

    Enjoy :)
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    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

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  4. Dragon

    Dragon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    thanx so mcuh, i'll check it out:grinthumb
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    i have a question, when i installed windows 98SE on D and windows xp professional on C
    after i did all that, it only loaded windows XP (the one i installed last)
    i would like to create a dual boot system:confused:
  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    If Windows XP was installed onto C:\ then the file system has to be FAT32 (Or 16, cough), not NTFS, that's probably your problem.
    As such you're best off installing windows 98 onto C:\ first & XP onto D:\ or whatever
  7. Dragon

    Dragon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    i know its best to install 98 on C, but i would really like to install XP on c, making it my primary OS
    would it be the same thing jus that instead of C i make it D?
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    You can still use XP as your primary OS even with it on D... It's up to you how you set up the bootloader... (All you have to do is change the default OS, but I doubt even that is needed...)

    .02$
  9. Dragon

    Dragon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    thank you sooo much
    yep it seems like NTFS was the prob last time, thanx to all of you i got windows XP and 98 setup and working perfectly
    once again thank you to the people who replyed :grinthumb
  10. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    1. Install Win98 on C using FAT32 (Win98 has to be on C according to WinXP help files)
    2. Install WinXP on D using FAT32 (if u want 98 to see it) or NTFS
    3. WinXP will provide u with a little bootmenu to load either OS, or if nothing is pressed for 30 seconds the default os is loaded.

    Bootmenu will look something like this:-

    1.Windows XP Professional
    2.Windows

    Timeout in : 30 seconds


    you can edit the name Windows back to Windows 98 if u dare, but the last time i started meddling with boot.ini I killed my machine. :)
  11. Dragon

    Dragon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    1. Install Win98 on C using FAT32 (Win98 has to be on C according to WinXP help files)
    2. Install WinXP on D using FAT32 (if u want 98 to see it) or NTFS


    hmm...i got it working using
    WinXP on C and
    Win98 on D :rolleyes:
     
  12. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    hmmm dodgy. but if it ain't broke don't fix it:)

    I tryed to add 98se to D: after I had installed XP on C:. Would only boot to XP and then I tried to modify boot.ini - wham dead machine. Not even XP Recovery could help me fix that one.
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