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2 operating systems

by friver77 / April 2, 2005 12:37 PM PST

can you have 2 different operating sys. working in 1computer whit 2 hard drives, like windows xp and windows 98. does it work ok or there is a conflict between them.

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Its called dual boot... its easier to use one HD
by Melati Hitam / April 2, 2005 1:24 PM PST
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with single partition or multi partition.

you need to install 98 first then XP..

Use that second HD for your data/files and backup.

Google it .. you will have a lot of information...

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Multiple Operating Systems
by rwils51 / April 3, 2005 3:09 AM PDT
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You can have multiple operating systems on the same drive or two different drives. There is no conflict between them.
Just keep in mind to install Win 98 first and XP second.
Here is a link that helps describe the process.
http://www.winxpsolution.com/DualBootingXPPro.aspx

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2 operating systems
by grilledtomatoes / April 16, 2005 10:34 PM PDT
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I would not reccomend that you use the same hard disk for the 2 operating systems, what you could do is, partition the one hard disk into 2 partitions, I have done this on numerous occasions, such tools as FDISK and easier to use partition magic are very good tools to use.
You can install the 2 operating systems to 2 completely seperate hard disks, this makes life a bit simpler, because files cannot become mixed up or deleted by mistake, or even one of the operating system overwriting the others files!

Have you though about using Microsoft Virtual PC? You can download a free trial from Microsoft. This allows you to, for example, have a windows xp computer, but run windows 98 in a window on you windows xp desktop. Its very easy to use, I would highly reccomend it, but it really does depend on what you would like to do with two operating systems.
You can get virtual pc 2004 here; http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx

Tim

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