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    Hello

    I have two hard disks. Disk 1 already has XP Professional on C: partition. Now I want to install Windows 98SE on Disk 2 using PartitionMagic 8.0.

    But PartitionMagic will not allow me the option to install 98SE on Disk 2. It will only create a new partition on Disk 1 for it and make that active. Now I would like XP Pro to be active and as primary operating system.

    On booting will it allow me the option of choosing which operating system to boot into ? How can I make PartitionMagic install 98SE on Disk 2 ? Thank you.

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    windows 98 has to be installed on c:!

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    I got this off of another topic so i am not the clever one and never tried it myself.

    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.

    So it said.

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    Originally posted by cwctv@29 November 2003 - 19:04
    I got this off of another topic so i am not the clever one and never tried it myself.

    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.

    So it said.
    that would work, but windows 98 has to be installed on c:, so he will have to move xp to another partition first....

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