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Install WIN 98 after WIN XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Drazen, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Drazen

    Drazen Flightless Bird

    On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I have
    created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting WIN
    XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I need
    to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t work
    on WIN XP.
    I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    with some backup and image creating software
    - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is on
    FAT 32
    Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32 system?
    The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because of
    many software installed on it.
    Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    I would be thankful

    Drazen
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    > have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting
    > WIN
    > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I
    > need
    > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    > work
    > on WIN XP.
    > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > with some backup and image creating software
    > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is
    > on
    > FAT 32
    > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32
    > system?
    > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because
    > of
    > many software installed on it.
    > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > I would be thankful
    >
    > Drazen


    Firstly, can I ask why on earth you would want Windows 98 in the first
    place?
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    > have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting
    > WIN
    > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I
    > need
    > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    > work
    > on WIN XP.
    > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > with some backup and image creating software
    > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is
    > on
    > FAT 32
    > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32
    > system?
    > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because
    > of
    > many software installed on it.
    > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > I would be thankful
    >
    > Drazen


    It would be far better to install a proper boot manager, e.g. XOSL. It can
    reside in its own small partition (15 MBytes, primary or logical) at the far
    end of the disk. You could then use it to invoke WinXP on its NTFS partition
    and Win98 on its FAT partition. Best to practise with a spare disk in order
    to familiarise yourself with this free tool.
     
  4. Drazen

    Drazen Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" wrote:

    >
    > "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    > > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    > > have
    > > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting
    > > WIN
    > > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I
    > > need
    > > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    > > work
    > > on WIN XP.
    > > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > > with some backup and image creating software
    > > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is
    > > on
    > > FAT 32
    > > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32
    > > system?
    > > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because
    > > of
    > > many software installed on it.
    > > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > > I would be thankful
    > >
    > > Drazen

    >
    > Firstly, can I ask why on earth you would want Windows 98 in the first
    > place?
    >
    > .
    > As I have mention it in my post earlier i need to install WIN 98 because WIN XP doesn´t support any diagnostics and parametrization software i need for some old gas measuring devices on my work.

    That devices are more than 10 years old and their software doesn´t work
    under XP,, but only on 98.
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:-OpQbh$TtKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    >> >> I need to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices
    >> >> that won´t

    >> work on XP.



    >> > Firstly, can I ask why on earth you would want Windows 98 in the first

    > place?


    He already answered that.
    I feel for him. We had to leave a WinNT server set up to run our plotting
    software since it wouldn't run on Windows Server 2003, Win2000, or WinXP and
    the company didn't feel the need to fork out the bucks to buy newer
    software. Eventually before I retired, they did, and made life much easier
    for IT (in that respect anyhow :) ).
    --
    SC Tom
     
  6. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8BA10695-ACD5-4324-87EF-3E884EC1965C@microsoft.com...
    >> .
    >> As I have mention it in my post earlier


    But not in this thread.
     
  7. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:#7wXGmUtKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OpQbh$TtKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    >>> >> I need to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices
    >>> >> that won´t
    >>> work on XP.

    >
    >
    >>> > Firstly, can I ask why on earth you would want Windows 98 in the first

    >> place?

    >
    > He already answered that.


    Not in this thread he didn't....
     
  8. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Drazen wrote:
    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting WIN
    > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I need
    > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t work
    > on WIN XP.
    > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > with some backup and image creating software
    > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is on
    > FAT 32
    > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32 system?
    > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because of
    > many software installed on it.
    > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > I would be thankful
    >
    > Drazen




    No easy and safe way to install Win98 after XP.

    If you wanted to dual boot you should have installed Win98 first
    then XP second (on it's own partition).

    Unless you are prepared to either start over fresh or use a third part
    boot manager...

    I suggest just running Win98 in a virtual machine...


    but really I think it may be time to just forget about win98 and move on
     
  9. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23KFijvUtKHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:#7wXGmUtKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OpQbh$TtKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    >>>> >> I need to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old
    >>>> >> devices that won´t
    >>>> work on XP.

    >>
    >>
    >>>> > Firstly, can I ask why on earth you would want Windows 98 in the
    >>>> > first
    >>> place?

    >>
    >> He already answered that.

    >
    > Not in this thread he didn't....


    It showed on my PC. . .
     
  10. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Nope, you will need a boot manager as you can't switch XP to "E" and
    have it work anymore. Both Operating systems will be running off of
    their "C" drive. XP will see the Win98 partition as e or d as you may
    choose but Win98 won't see XP as it is NTFS.

    Drazen wrote:

    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format itto
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting WIN
    > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I need
    > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t work
    > on WIN XP.
    > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > with some backup and image creating software
    > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is on
    > FAT 32
    > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32 system?
    > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because of
    > many software installed on it.
    > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > I would be thankful
    >
    > Drazen
     
  11. db

    db Flightless Bird

    xp has been out for many
    years now and considering
    to install win98 at this time
    is a bit late in the game if
    that specialty soft ware was
    needed.

    however, you can virtualize
    win98 with virtual pc or virtual
    box.

    this program will create a
    dedicated environment in
    xp for other o.s.'s like win98.

    however, it is unclear if
    the specialty software can
    utilize xp drivers and you
    can't install win98 hard ware
    drivers in a virtual pc.


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    >
    >


    "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting WIN
    > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I need
    > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t work
    > on WIN XP.
    > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > with some backup and image creating software
    > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is on
    > FAT 32
    > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32 system?
    > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because of
    > many software installed on it.
    > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > I would be thankful
    >
    > Drazen
     
  12. George

    George Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23KFijvUtKHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:#7wXGmUtKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OpQbh$TtKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Drazen" <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:0192D7F9-FDFF-4BF0-A0C0-18C3A4AA141B@microsoft.com...
    >>>> >> I need to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old
    >>>> >> devices that won´t
    >>>> work on XP.

    >>
    >>
    >>>> > Firstly, can I ask why on earth you would want Windows 98 in the
    >>>> > first
    >>> place?

    >>
    >> He already answered that.

    >
    > Not in this thread he didn't....


    "I need
    to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    work
    on WIN XP."
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    If you must make identical posts to multiple newsgroups, please cross-post
    one (1) message to all of them. Thank you.

    Multiposting vs Crossposting:
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm

    Drazen wrote:
    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    > have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98....
     
  14. poatt

    poatt Flightless Bird

    "Drazen" wrote:

    > On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I have
    > created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    > FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting WIN
    > XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I need
    > to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t work
    > on WIN XP.
    > I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    > with some backup and image creating software
    > - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is on
    > FAT 32
    > Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32 system?
    > The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because of
    > many software installed on it.
    > Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > I would be thankful
    >
    > Drazen


    If I remember right...Really enjoyed Win98SE. If "E" is formated Fat32. When
    you install 98 from a boot to CD. It will see the Fat 32 drive but NOT the
    NTFS. drive. So to the 98 install disk Your "E" drive will be the "C" drive.
    If the "E" drive is a different size then your NTFS "C" drive then you should
    see that 98 is trying to load to the proper drive. Also your/a XP OS install
    CD should have an option to install another OS on a different partition. Hope
    this helps?
     
  15. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "poatt" <poatt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:449ABAD1-7987-48E3-AFB7-F2D1132D8933@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Drazen" wrote:
    >
    >> On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    >> have
    >> created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it
    >> to
    >> FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    >> The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting
    >> WIN
    >> XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I
    >> need
    >> to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    >> work
    >> on WIN XP.
    >> I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    >> - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file
    >> system
    >> with some backup and image creating software
    >> - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    >> - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    >> - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is
    >> on
    >> FAT 32
    >> Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32
    >> system?
    >> The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because
    >> of
    >> many software installed on it.
    >> Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    >> I would be thankful
    >>
    >> Drazen

    >
    > If I remember right...Really enjoyed Win98SE. If "E" is formated Fat32.
    > When
    > you install 98 from a boot to CD. It will see the Fat 32 drive but NOT the
    > NTFS. drive. So to the 98 install disk Your "E" drive will be the "C"
    > drive.
    > If the "E" drive is a different size then your NTFS "C" drive then you
    > should
    > see that 98 is trying to load to the proper drive. Also your/a XP OS
    > install
    > CD should have an option to install another OS on a different partition.
    > Hope
    > this helps?


    Interesting. The OP's WinXP boot goes like this:
    1. The BIOS passes control to the MBR of the primary master disk.
    2. The MBR passes control to NTLDR on the active NTFS partition.
    If you can explain how to pass control over to the Win98 boot files on the
    FAT32 partition then I'd love to test this for myself. Please post a set of
    actual working instructions (i.e. a tried and proven method), not just some
    educated guess.
     
  16. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 02:40:01 -0800, Drazen
    <Drazen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >
    >On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I have
    >created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it to
    >FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    >The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting WIN
    >XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I need
    >to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t work
    >on WIN XP.
    >I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    >- create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file system
    >with some backup and image creating software
    >- format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    >- install first WIN 98 on C partition
    >- restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is on
    >FAT 32
    >Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32 system?
    >The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because of
    >many software installed on it.
    >Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    >I would be thankful


    1. Create an image of the Windows XP installation.
    2. Install Windows 98 by deleting all partitions and creating the
    primary partition for Windows 98.
    3. To create the dual boot menu, install Windows XP in an NTFS
    partition on the remainder of the drive.
    4. Restore the old Windows XP image over the new Windows XP partition.

    >
    >Drazen
     
  17. poatt

    poatt Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "poatt" <poatt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:449ABAD1-7987-48E3-AFB7-F2D1132D8933@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Drazen" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    > >> have
    > >> created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it
    > >> to
    > >> FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > >> The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting
    > >> WIN
    > >> XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I
    > >> need
    > >> to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    > >> work
    > >> on WIN XP.
    > >> I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > >> - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file
    > >> system
    > >> with some backup and image creating software
    > >> - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > >> - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > >> - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is
    > >> on
    > >> FAT 32
    > >> Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32
    > >> system?
    > >> The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because
    > >> of
    > >> many software installed on it.
    > >> Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > >> I would be thankful
    > >>
    > >> Drazen

    > >
    > > If I remember right...Really enjoyed Win98SE. If "E" is formated Fat32.
    > > When
    > > you install 98 from a boot to CD. It will see the Fat 32 drive but NOT the
    > > NTFS. drive. So to the 98 install disk Your "E" drive will be the "C"
    > > drive.
    > > If the "E" drive is a different size then your NTFS "C" drive then you
    > > should
    > > see that 98 is trying to load to the proper drive. Also your/a XP OS
    > > install
    > > CD should have an option to install another OS on a different partition.
    > > Hope
    > > this helps?

    >
    > Interesting. The OP's WinXP boot goes like this:
    > 1. The BIOS passes control to the MBR of the primary master disk.
    > 2. The MBR passes control to NTLDR on the active NTFS partition.
    > If you can explain how to pass control over to the Win98 boot files on the
    > FAT32 partition then I'd love to test this for myself. Please post a set of
    > actual working instructions (i.e. a tried and proven method), not just some
    > educated guess.
    >
    > .

    Go into MB BIOS.
    Set boot sequence in BIOS to CD drive that has win98 CD in it to first.
    Save and exit out of BIOS.
    The machine should boot to the 98 install CD.
    Select the partition that is fat 32.(He said it was "E".) But since,I guess,
    the other drives/partitions are NTFS. The only partition the 98CD should see
    is the Fat32 partition.
    Follow the install instructions. Watch the progress window. The machine
    will need to reboot. Once it is complete and reboot. Go back into bios and
    change Boot sequence back to original. When it boots it should ask you which
    OS to boot to.
    But like I said on the XP CD. There is an option to install another OS.
    Boot to the XP CD like I said for the 98 instasll.
    Or From XP help
    file:-------------------------------------------------------------------
    "How to create a multiple-boot system with MS-DOS, Windows 95 or Windows 98,
    and Windows XP

    You will be less likely to encounter problems installing a multiple-boot
    system with MS-DOS, Windows 95 or Windows 98, and Windows XP if you install
    these operating systems in the following order: MS-DOS, Windows 95 or Windows
    98, and then Windows XP.

    If you have Windows XP installed on a volume formatted as FAT, and you have
    another free volume formatted as FAT or FAT32, you can install Windows 98 to
    the free volume without reformatting your hard drive.

    After ensuring that your hard drive is formatted with the correct file
    system, do one of the following:

    If you want a multiple-boot system with MS-DOS, Windows 95 or Windows 98,
    and Windows XP, install MS-DOS, then Windows 95 or Windows 98, and then
    Windows XP.
    If you want a dual-boot system with only Windows 95 or Windows 98, install
    Windows 95 or Windows 98, and then install Windows XP.
    Important

    Before creating a multiple-boot configuration with Windows XP and another
    operating system, such as MS-DOS, Windows 95, or Windows 98, review the
    following precautions:

    Each operating system must be installed on a separate volume. Microsoft does
    not support installing multiple operating systems on the same volume.
    If you have only one volume on your computer, you must reformat and
    repartition your hard drive to contain multiple volumes before you begin
    creating a multiple-boot configuration, unless you are simply installing
    another copy of Windows XP.
    You cannot install both Windows 95 and Windows 98 in a multiple-boot
    configuration. Windows 98 is intended as an upgrade to Windows 95 and will
    try to use the same boot file.
    You must install Windows XP only after installing MS-DOS, Windows 95, or
    Windows 98 to prevent MS-DOS or Windows 95 from overwriting the Windows XP
    boot sector and the Windows XP startup files.
    Do not install Windows XP on a compressed drive that was not compressed
    using the NTFS compression utility.
    You must use a different computer name for each operating system if the
    computer is on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP secure domain. "
    It's been awhile but I know I have done this. Beause I had XP and installed
    98SE
    after XP. But the problem I had was the hardware was too new for 98 to work
    with them or have correct drivers. And most Mfgs don't offer drivers for 98
    anymore.
    Another thing I did,on another PC, was unplug the XP HD and plug in another
    HD and installed 98SE on it. After that hooked them together on ribbon cable
    but installed two toggle switches to ,while PC is off, turn one off and the
    other on. Then turn PC back on and it will boot to the HD that has the power
    to it.
    I used two toggles because that is what I had. I am sure a person can get
    a toggle switch that has enough poles to switch from one to the other without
    having the posibility of haveing both on at the same time.
    I believe it would be a '12 pole/ single throw'.
    I do know this works. But as I said before 98 does not work on PCs that are
    new.
    Or has a LCD/Plasma moniter. There are no drivers available that I could
    find.
    Hope this helps?

    >
     
  18. poatt

    poatt Flightless Bird

    Sorry...
    I read the post again. He has a notebook. The second HD option would not be
    feasible on a notebook.

    "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "poatt" <poatt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:449ABAD1-7987-48E3-AFB7-F2D1132D8933@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Drazen" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On my notebook i have installed WIN XPSP2 on partotion C(NTFS). Then I
    > >> have
    > >> created partition E on the same hard disk(D is CD drive), and format it
    > >> to
    > >> FAT32 situable for instalation of WIN 98.
    > >> The problem for me is how to install WIN 98 to E drive, without deleting
    > >> WIN
    > >> XP, and with boot menu to choose which operating system want to use. I
    > >> need
    > >> to install WIN 98 for diagnostic software of some old devices that won´t
    > >> work
    > >> on WIN XP.
    > >> I was thinking to solve this problem in next steps:
    > >> - create an image of operating system(image of WIN XP) on NTFS file
    > >> system
    > >> with some backup and image creating software
    > >> - format C partition to FAT 32 file system
    > >> - install first WIN 98 on C partition
    > >> - restore image of WIN XP (which is created in NTFS) to E drive which is
    > >> on
    > >> FAT 32
    > >> Is it possible to do it, and will the image of WIN XP work on FAT 32
    > >> system?
    > >> The crucial thing is to maintain the WIN XP on it original state because
    > >> of
    > >> many software installed on it.
    > >> Can you please help me to solve this problem with some suggestions?
    > >> I would be thankful
    > >>
    > >> Drazen

    > >
    > > If I remember right...Really enjoyed Win98SE. If "E" is formated Fat32.
    > > When
    > > you install 98 from a boot to CD. It will see the Fat 32 drive but NOT the
    > > NTFS. drive. So to the 98 install disk Your "E" drive will be the "C"
    > > drive.
    > > If the "E" drive is a different size then your NTFS "C" drive then you
    > > should
    > > see that 98 is trying to load to the proper drive. Also your/a XP OS
    > > install
    > > CD should have an option to install another OS on a different partition.
    > > Hope
    > > this helps?

    >
    > Interesting. The OP's WinXP boot goes like this:
    > 1. The BIOS passes control to the MBR of the primary master disk.
    > 2. The MBR passes control to NTLDR on the active NTFS partition.
    > If you can explain how to pass control over to the Win98 boot files on the
    > FAT32 partition then I'd love to test this for myself. Please post a set of
    > actual working instructions (i.e. a tried and proven method), not just some
    > educated guess.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  19. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "poatt" <poatt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:842B8724-F820-46F5-9098-278224C07752@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Go into MB BIOS.

    *** Fine.

    > Set boot sequence in BIOS to CD drive that has win98 CD in it to first.

    *** OK.

    > Save and exit out of BIOS.

    *** OK.

    > The machine should boot to the 98 install CD.

    *** Correct.

    > Select the partition that is fat 32.(He said it was "E".) But since,I
    > guess,
    > the other drives/partitions are NTFS. The only partition the 98CD should
    > see
    > is the Fat32 partition.

    *** Agreed.

    > Follow the install instructions. Watch the progress window. The machine
    > will need to reboot. Once it is complete and reboot. Go back into bios and
    > change Boot sequence back to original. When it boots it should ask you
    > which
    > OS to boot to.

    *** No, it does not. It will boot straight into Win98.

    *** I recommend you test your recipe before publishing it.
     

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