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Old 12-19-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Which operating system do I load first...98 or XP....
Next option would be to have 2 HD's and switch power before bootup which might not work...
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:40 AM
 
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Always load the older OS first. You could also run 98 in a virtual machine.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:55 AM
 
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I don't remember if Win98's setup program lets you create custom partitions the way XP and later does. If not, you'll need to boot from a Win9x floppy or CD, run fdisk, create a smallish primary partition, and format it. Leave the rest unpartitioned. Boot to your win98 CD and install it on the small partition you just created. When you boot off your XP CD, you can create a partition from the remaining space and install XP on it. Format it NTFS unless you need to access it when 98 is running.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the info, I'll kook into virtual machine first.....
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