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Old 12-05-01, 01:41 PM   #1
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Can I get away with this? (Multi-booting)

I have a machine that is running a triple boot: XP, 2000 Server, and WinME. Can I install Windows 98 on it without worrying about it wiping out all three of those other OS's? (I don't want to use a commercial boot manager thingy)

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Old 12-05-01, 02:05 PM   #2
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Not that I know of. You would have to do a boot repair from XP or 2K which is no big deal (save your boot.ini file just in case).

I seem to remember hearing about some kind of option you can use for a 98 install though that won't kill the previous boot info.
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Old 12-05-01, 02:45 PM   #3
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thanks for the tip. I think I'll just start from scratch and go Win98, Win2k, and XP in that order. Nothing vital is on it anyway.

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Old 12-05-01, 02:49 PM   #4
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You are putting each on a separate partition, aren't you?
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Old 12-05-01, 03:13 PM   #5
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just to toss it out there.. but one thing I do..

I have very few times I need to go into win98 or win2k
but there are times

so I loaded up XP on my system.. installed VMware.. then created win98 and win2k installs from within vmware.. that way whenever I need to go in and try something, its there.. without having to get out of XP..

of course you need a nice chunk of ram to do this, and a decent processor.. but if you have those.. it really does make it easy to access the older operating systems


its especially good for those of us who still have to support win95 machines, but never have one around.. so when we have to walk them through step by step instructions for something minor, its less likely we will forget to tell them the obvious stuff


I suggested this to quite a few of my friends when they switched to win2k.. because they needed win98 for some games.. and they would load up 98 through vmware and play the games without any problem
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