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Dual Boot 98SE & 2000 Advice Request
McKiltie Mar-15-02 04:42 PM
Larrry, First may I thank Dux for an excellent article on ‘how to dual boot Windows’. I found your article most helpful and am currently following your instructions on my wife’s computer. However, I am an old dog learning new tricks and a rather fundamental question has come to mind.

First my situation…

What I wish to do is to have Windows 98se on the C: partition of the hard drive. I just wish to run the Matrox video tools and Avid Cinema and no other program under Windows 98se. I am using a Martox G400-TV video card but unfortunately Matrox let it customers down by not releasing a full set of driver for Windows 2000 that takes advantage of all the cards functions. A full set of drivers is supplied when this video card when is run under Windows 98se.

I wish to run Windows 2000 on my D: partition of the same physical drive. I have the Matrox reduced function drivers for the graphic card when it is intended to run under Windows 2000.

My first question is, having installed Windows 98se and Windows 2000 to different partitions do I just select the appropriate Matrox graphic card drivers from within the individual Windows program? Ie one driver for 98se and different drivers for 2000?

I wish to run all my programs under Windows 2000 with the exception of the Matrox and Avid Cinema “video programs” which will be run under Windows 98se. Will you please advise how I load my programs only into Windows 2000, for example MS Office? Do I ask that they be installed to the D: partition or is the dual boot set up sufficiently clever to place the Office programs in the correct location for running under Windows 2000?

I would appreciate any additional advice you can offer on the installation of programs to be run under different operating systems. Thanking you in advance, McKiltie in cold Scotland.



1. RE: Dual Boot 98SE & 2000 Advice Request
lbyard Mar-15-02 07:07 PM
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>My first question is, having installed Windows 98se and Windows 2000 to different partitions do I just select the appropriate Matrox graphic card drivers from within the individual Windows program? Ie one driver for 98se and different drivers for 2000?

Yes.

>Will you please advise how I load my programs only into Windows 2000, for example MS Office? Do I ask that they be installed to the D: partition or is the dual boot set up sufficiently clever to place the Office programs in the correct location for running under Windows 2000?

As far as I know, Office will have to installed for each operating system. If both partitions are FAT32, you should be to use the same documents with both versions. That, however, may take some reconfiguration in one or both versions. Larry


2. RE: Dual Boot 98SE & 2000 Advice Request
lodebare Jul-09-02 06:54 PM
In response to message 0
Where is this article on dual boot located?Thank You

3. RE: Dual Boot 98SE & 2000 Advice Request
lbyard Jul-10-02 01:23 AM
In response to message 2
Click "How to" to the left. It's under Software on the resulting page. Larry

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