and if you have two drives and disconnect the first the second becomes the first and thus becomes the C: drive.
What you are attempting is not supported but there is a method that will work IF you follow directions carefully and step by step in sequence.
How can I install Windows 98 after Windows XP?
Can anyone advise please?
I have Windows XP Home installed as the 'C:\'drive.
I have been given and installed another reformatted hard drive to use as a backup, which shows as being the 'E:\' drive.
I would like to install Windows 98SE on this second disk and, in an effort to do so, disconnected the 'C:\' drive. Using what were the 'C:\' drive's power and ribbon connections to activate the proposed backup hard disk, I unsuccessfully attempted to install Windows 98SE, due to the fact that I cannot change the drive letter from 'C:\WINDOWS' to 'E:\WIN98' at the commencement of the installation.
Perhaps this is not possible and would be grateful if anyone can advise me or has the solution? Thank you.