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I''m taking a VB.net class, only to discover the .net stuff won''t run on win98. Who knew . My wife won''t let me wipe out the hard drive, so I must get another, put win2000 or XP on that, and then switch between the hard drives at startup. Does anyone know how somthing like this works? I think, therfore I am. I think?

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1. Format the second harddisk as you would a 98 drive.

2. Then install 2000/XP. Tell the setup program to install to your new drive. You''ll get the option to make it dual boot as long as 2000/XP is installed AFTER 98.

[You always install the newest OS last since it knows about the old OS, but the new OS doesn''t know about it]

There are more detailed instructions in the MS knowledge base at http://msdn.microsoft.com (just search for something like Dual Boot).

The only other choice is whether the 2000/XP drive is FAT32 or NTFS. Have a look for the thread on here from a few days ago to see the relative merits of each.


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If you put another hard disk in as a slave, you can install windows 2000 / XP to it.

Windows 2000/XP will handle the dual boot side of things as long as you dont wipe the original disk drive.

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dont bother formatting. .

just install.

I have a win2000 / win98 machine with just 1 hd and 1 single 16gb partition.

just install it. (make sure you use fat32 for your partitions)

you will automatically get the menu after you complete your win2000 installation .

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The .NET platform is available for WinME, and WinME is almost identical to Win98, so I dont see why it wouldnt work on that.

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