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dual boot (win98 & win nt)
steveleon Aug-17-00 05:58 PM
i was running nt server for a while, and i just recently installed win98 in a seperate directory.
Now my pc boots up to win98, I want it to have a dual boot option, can someone please tell me how i can do this??

1. RE: dual boot (win98 & win nt)
lbyard Aug-17-00 06:29 PM
In response to message 0
The following is quoted from the Setup.txt file on the Windows 98 CD:


You cannot install Windows 98 over any version of Windows NT, but they can exist together on a single system. However, for compatibility reasons, it is recommended that you install each to a separate hard disk or partition. If Windows NT is already installed, Windows 98 Setup will add itself to the Windows NT boot menu to allow the user to multi-boot between Windows 98 and Windows NT.

If you can no longer boot Windows NT, you should boot from the Windows NT recovery disks and choose the Repair option to restore the Windows NT boot files.

When installing Windows 98 on a system with drives created with Windows NT, you may receive the following error:

‘Setup has detected that your hard disk has a 64K-cluster FAT partition. Because ScanDisk does not work on disks with this cluster size, Setup cannot continue. To complete Setup , you must repartition your hard disk, format the partition with a FAT file system that has a cluster size of 32K or less, and then restart Setup.'

Running Setup with the "/is" parameter (e.g., Setup /is) will bypass ScanDisk and avoid this problem."

2. RE: dual boot (win98 & win nt)
lbyard Aug-17-00 06:35 PM
In response to message 1
If you opted to save the system files when you installed Win 98, you may be able to uninstall it from the Control Panel, Add/Remove Software, but I have not tried it with Win 98 installed on top of Win Nt Server and do not know if it will work, and you may have to run the NT recovery from the recovery floppies to get it to boot. I would back-up critical data before trying it. Larry

3. RE: dual boot (win98 & win nt)
deerslayer Aug-21-00 01:40 PM
In response to message 2
I have installed NT on a pc that already has 98se on it. When installing it this way you get the dual boot option at start up.
The only way I could get the dual boot option the other way was by using boot magic( Partition magic)

4. RE: dual boot (win98 & win nt)
rsierra Sep-29-00 07:46 PM
In response to message 3
I have Win 98se and NT how do I go about starting the process of having live together on the same box?

thanks again

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