If you plan to install both operating systems in the same partition then
install W98 first and then XP. My personal preference would be to
partition the disk and install each OS into a separate partition and use
a 3rd partition for data. There are many partitioning programs around. I
use BootitNG which also gives me the ability to copy/move/backup whole
partitions. See http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html
details. You will also have to consider the issue of your XP licence.
Since you will be reinstalling it on the same hardware, except for the
disk, this sequence should do the trick:
1. Copy the file c:\windows\system32\wpa.dbl to a floppy.
2. Reinstall Windows XP.
3. Boot to a DOS disk if you are using FAT, or to the Recovery Console
if using NTFS.
4. Copy the file from the first step above back to c:\windows\system32.
5. That's it - because (almost) all of your hardware is the same as
before, your copy of WinXP will usually remain valid according to the
Regards, John M
----- Original message -----
From: "Mordechai" <airflow@...
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:54:23 +0200
Subject: [NTO] Dual-System
I have to replace my harddisk because some malfunctioning and
bad sectors. (The new one will be 120GB)
I want to try installing two Operating systems - Windows 98SE
and Windows XP Pro.
The Windows 98SE will be mainly to test programs before
installation, and the XP will be the working system.
I will kindly ask you for any recomandations, such as order of
installation (98 - XP or XP - 98),
minimum space for win 98, as it is only for testing, maybe links
to some places to read about, any issues expected, same
partition / diff. partition, etc.
All other hardware is compatible with XP (it is still installed
on the 'crippled' disk)
Will appreciate your answers.
Thanks and Regards!
I found some Anti-Crash program:
Did not work on two crashes - not recomended, could not even
access the program while crash.
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