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Looks very good. The OS will go in nonethless as I understand it... (RAM limit - unmodified - is 512Meg?)And if you don't have the correct Fdisk util that too becomes an issue if Test installed hardware. XP will recognize the large drive and then it can be partitioned during setup and Windows 98 can be installed on a smaller partition later.

Otherwise, I would have spent the time to implement a solution. Post-upgrade tasks Once Windows XP is installed, it's time to perform a few post-installation tasks: 1. If the applications you mention can do this would you please give me a pointer to where they are available so that I can check them out. If so, download them now and have them on the hard drive so you can install them after XP is installed. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/downgrade-from-win-xp-to-win-98se.194388/

How To Install Windows 98 Over Windows Xp

Then you would boot your laptop from a DOS floppy disk, reformat (fdisk) and repartition the hard drive to remove XP and its NTFS file system, then install Windows 98 from Operating Systems ▼ Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows XP See More... In all the dozens of win98 PC's that crossed my desk, the CD drive was always a normal HDD connector connected as an ATA slave. period.

This could save a lot of disk space, but don't do this until you're sure you won't want to go back. Fixing the partitions If, for whatever reason, the drives listed via the WinXP setup screen are incorrect, follow these steps to correct them. Report • #15 trvlr August 13, 2010 at 02:43:12 And you wish to remove XP and install '98SE?Presuming so.. It's a choice of drives that has to be made, as to which one to install in the laptop.

Run Windows Update to make sure your system is up-to-date. Dual Boot Windows 98 And Xp A hardware device might not be supported under XP, for example, and require a new driver from the manufacturer. After the computer restarts, jump through the Windows activation hoops and grab a floppy disk. Once 98 is installed, you can insert the XP disk and launch the setup from there.

You may also... I would like to be sure you actually are able to correctly perform the bios change necessary to permit booting from the CD. Other possible switches are /SOS, which displays device driver names during startup, and /BOOTLOG, which logs the boot process in a file named "ntbtlog.txt". Then I used Boot Magic, (which labels both the 98-SE partition, and the XP partition "C", hiding whichever one is not being used), to set the 98-SE Partition active,(and hide the

Dual Boot Windows 98 And Xp

You should explore and develop your own specific routine for setting up and configuring your system. Upon reboot, the System Commander boot utility will present itself, providing several file menu options as well as a boot menu containing any available operating systems. How To Install Windows 98 Over Windows Xp Similar Topics I need Step by Step Dual Boot instructions for XP and Ubuntu Aug 28, 2007 How to remove Windows 98 in dual boot with Windows XP Aug 2, 2009 You may also be interested in: Ask Leo! - What is the System File Checker, and how do I run it?

Oct 5, 2009 #2 SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,721 +404 XP doesn't need to be installed first, back in the day most enthusiasts were dual booting 98 and XP Do nothing to interrupt this process. I know i have to install windows 98 first and when i insert the cd and boot from it windows says BOOTMGR missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart i do that and More about Leo.

You should ensure that DEBUG.EXE is on your Startup disk. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. Select Install Windows XP to continue.       2. I've never heard of such a thing and presumably you can't just plug in an external usb CD drive to side step it.Click to expand...

reboot 3. The operating system is Window XP Service Pack 2 and the hard drive is 74.5 GB (9 GB used and 65.5 free). Thanks ;) Computer Services Paula November 7, 2011 12:44 PM I have a psion (handheld omputer fom 90's) and I would like to download the info in it into my computer.

I agree the RAM issue can be dealt with later.

It should contain something similar to the following: [boot loader] timeout=3 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP" /fastdetect C:\="Windows 98" This code represents the dual-boot configuration with Windows 98 and Windows XP. Helping people with computers... Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. why?

Report • #11 OtheHill August 12, 2010 at 09:40:36 As per #9, Look in Disk Management to determine both the total hard drive capacity (disk 0) and the file system. In 1995, Windows 95 became the first DOS/Windows release to feature NT technologies, in the form of the Win32 API, which programmers use to create 32-bit Windows programs. At the A: prompt type X:\Win98\Setup.exe where X: is your CD-ROM drive. If this doesn't work, visit the hardware maker's site and see if there is an updated XP-compatible driver.

Your XP programs won't run so you'll have to find old versions that can read your data. Win98 uses the FAT32 file system for the hard drive. Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Performance options - Right-click My Computer, choose Properties, and navigate to the Advanced tab.

Insert the floppy boot disk you supposedly created before embarking on this noble mission and reboot the computer. Or you are trying to run the install for win98 on a 64-bit PC. Exit fdisk and reboot 2. There's several commercial tools around which read+write ntfs partitions from DOS,and atleast with one of them softs,you can install WIN98 on NTFS partition.

ANDAPPLY CHANGES.40) FORMAT THE WIN98-SE PARTITION; AND APPLY CHANGES.41) USE THE BOOT MAGIC CONFIGURATION UTILITY TO ADD THE WIN98-SEPARTITION TO THE LIST OF BOOTABLE PARTITIONS.42) USING THE PARTITION MAGIC OPERATIONS MENU, http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/iso.html Are you using an OEM 98se Dell cd or something along those lines? it slow at time even for new computers due to being a system resource hog 2. That is not an option on a laptop where there is an external floppy/CD connector.

Aug 18, 2013 #17 Telegraphman TS Rookie Topic Starter Hi all...just done something that I should have done before: downloaded the laptop user manual from the Dell website. Oct 30, 2009 #8 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. Installing Windows In this Setup phase, Windows XP installs devices and the network, then copies and configures the other files needed to install XP. It was one of the first to have Windows 98 installed.

Follow the prompts and create a partition that is approximately 3333MB (~3.3 Gigabytes) in size. lol, oh well. The Start Menu items are installed, and then components are registered.       10. May 8, 2005 Downgrade from Vista to XP Jul 13, 2008 Downgrade Win 7 to XP, sound not working Sep 11, 2011 win 98se dual boot to Xp pro/win98se Jul 11,

Windows 9x/Me and XP may look similar, but they're built on two completely different technology platforms, and it's actually sort of amazing that an upgrade between them can take place at See More: Remove Windows XP then Reinstall Windows 98 Report • #1 OtheHill August 11, 2010 at 14:47:02 Did the computer originally come with Win98?