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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Here's the deal... I have a partitionned hd (C:,D:,E and I want to install Win 98 SE on E:, but the damn thing only wants to install on C: (where I've got XP Corpo SP1)...
    Does any of you know a solution or has a link to a n00b-friendly site?

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    The problem with windows 98 is that it has to be installed into the c: drive or it wont install at all.

    Usually you have to install windows 98 first and then windows XP.

    Their are really good dual boot programs that let you install in any partition you want but i cant remember the name of the program. (it was really good to)

    Ill see if i can find it again. If not im sure some one else on the forum will know it or a better one.

    Just found this this site


    Here is how to install win98/ME on a computer with winxp/2000 already installed on a NTFS partition.

    First, format a partition with FAT32. (Use partition magic v7 or greater or
    similar to create a partition if there is no space left.)
    Make the partition active.

    Copy win98/ME cab files to \windows\options\cabs on the new partition.
    Boot computer with a win98 boot disk (Use winimage to create boot disks)
    Install Win98/ME from directory.

    Now, use your winXP/2000 CD and start installation under win98/ME.
    When it prompts you to reboot, reboot back into win98/ME and not into
    winXP/2000 setup.

    Edit Boot.ini file on the Fat32 partition from:
    [Boot Loader]
    Timeout=5
    Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
    [Operating Systems]
    C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"
    C:\="Microsoft Windows"

    To:
    [Boot Loader]
    Timeout=15
    Default=C:\
    [Operating Systems]
    C:\="Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition"
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional"

    You can safely delete the $win_nt$.~bt directory afterward.

    That is all there is to it.

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Thanks, I'll give this a try...

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    You cannot install an earlier version of windows when a newer version already exists...

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    Originally posted by fr600@3 November 2003 - 14:03
    You cannot install an earlier version of windows when a newer version already exists...
    utter bullshit! you can install it aslong as a dual booting guide is followed

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