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Dual-boot
ad_pellaeon Apr-28-02 07:07 PM
Hi,
I have formated my computer using Partition-magic to have a 1.3GB FAT partition at the beginning, then another NTFS partition which crosses the 1024 boundary. Currently, I have Windows XP Home installed on the NTFS partition, and I want to install Windows 95 onto the FAT partition. However, my Dell Dimension 8200 computer is unable to boot from the CD, and whenever I use the command promt or the GUI of WinXP to initiate set-up, a message comes up and says that Windows 95 Setup cannot run from within NT. It then says I can either install from a previous version of Windows (3.1???) or I can do it from the MS-DOS prompt. However, as everyone seems to know, Windows XP does not include the MS-DOS prompt as an option. Any suggestions on how to install Windows 95 with my XP system?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
~Robert

1. RE: Dual-boot
lbyard Apr-29-02 12:02 PM
In response to message 0
Windows 95 should be installed first to dual boot. The procedure would be very similar to http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/dual/index.html. Win 95 should be similar to http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm. I have not done it in quite some time. You can use a Win 95 or 98 Startup. More info is our FAQs. Larry

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