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10-01-2004, 05:44 PM

I have a computer with Windows XP on it and want to install Win 98 on a seperate partition. What I would like to know is when I boot in to the Win 98 and install a program will any part of that program also install any where (i.e. windows, registry etc) on the XP partition as I don't want this.



10-01-2004, 06:05 PM

they are on totally different partitions so unless you want to, they will be seperate

10-01-2004, 07:55 PM
Unless the partition containing XP is completely hidden (includes an NTFS formated partition) Windows 98 will overwrite parts of the XP registry.

Typical XP installations are on FAT32 partitions.

MS Fdisk will only create one primary partition - to create additional primary partitions use a third party program

Installing 98 after XP will require manual modification of the XP boot.ini file unless a third party boot manager is installed - usual method is to install older MS operating systems first

FAT32 partitions can be accessed using NT based operating systems (includes NT, 2000 and XP) - drive letters may change

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RULE 4 If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

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RULE 6 If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

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