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Install Windows 98 after XP
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/27/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 2 | Unrated
Install Windows 98 after XP

This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed on drive C:
Drive C: must be FAT16 or FAT32 to be able to install Windows 98 after XP is already installed. The 98/Me installation routine cannot write to an NTFS partition.
You must have a second hard disk or partition formatted for FAT16/32 in order to be able to install Windows 98/Me. Installing 98/Me to the same partition as Windows XP is NOT RECOMMENDED!
I recommend the use of a Windows 98 Startup disk for this procedure.You should ensure that DEBUG.EXE is on your Startup disk.On a 98 Startup disk, created from Add/Remove Programs, its in the EBD.CAB file on the Startup disk. For a 98 Startup disk created from FAT32EBD.EXE its on the floppy

Installing Windows 98

1) Use a Win98 Startup disk (with CD support) to boot your computer.
2) Insert your Win98 CD into the CD Rom drive.
3) At the A: prompt type X:\Win98\Setup.exe where X: is your CD-ROM drive.
4) Proceed with the install. When prompted for the install location, you'll see C:\Windows.000. Choose Other directory and change this to the drive you wish to install 98 to and name the folder Windows (or something else if you prefer).
5) Complete the Win98 install. Allow the computer to boot into Win98.

Repairing the Windows XP Boot Loader

1) Create a Win98 Startup Disk
2) Create a Notepad file with the following entries, exactly as shown:

L 100 2 0 1
N C:\BOOTSECT.DOS
R BX
0
R CX
200
W
Q

3) Save the file to the Win98 Startup Disk as READ.SCR
4) Boot the computer with the Win98 Startup Disk and at the A: prompt type

DEBUG < READ.SCR 
Steps 1 - 4 create the BOOTSECT.DOS file needed to boot Win98.You may need to use the ATTRIB C:\BOOTSECT.DOS -S -H -R command if BOOTSECT.DOS already exists and you get an error when trying to recreate it.

5) Configure your computer to boot from the CD drive. This is done in the BIOS, or your computer may offer the option at startup if it detects a bootable CD.If your computer does not support booting from CD-Rom, you should also be able to boot with a 98 Startup disk, and run WINNT.EXE from the I386 folder of your XP CD.
6) Insert your XP CD and boot from it.
7) You'll see some files being copied, then you'll be presented with a choice of installing or repairing an existing installation. Choose Repair.
8) You'll be asked which XP installation you want to log into. Enter 1. There is usually only
one installation.
9) You'll be prompted for the Administrator password. For Home, the default password is blank, so just hit Enter. For Pro, enter the same password you did during setup for the Administrator account (this is not the same as the password for an Admin level account. It must be the Administrator account password).
10) At the C:\Windows prompt, type FIXBOOT. You'll be prompted to confirm. Do so.
11) When FIXBOOT is finished, remove the XP CD and type EXIT and the machine will reboot.
Reconfigure your computer to boot from the hard drive if necessary.

You will now get the XP Boot loader with your choice of operating system

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by jimmy)
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    i couldnt do as per ur details. when i type DEBUG  
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i m a newbie,, can u make it a litle easier,, i mean elaborate on the steps plzzz.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i saw it on another site exactly the same instructions
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice to see someone trying to solve our little problems! it does look a bit tricky though so easier to use insructions would have made me more comfortable trying it out.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This article helped me tremendously! It fixed my problem for one thing and number two, I had been searching the Web for this information for hours. Could not find it any where. Thanks a million! Jim
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Nothing's useful for a starter.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i havnt tried it yet but it might fuck rock
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just Great, I've been looking for a way to do it. Thanx
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i've got a question about Windows XP partition having to be Fat12/32, is that only if you want to write to Windows XP via Windows 98? because if i don't, can't i just leave the file system type the same..
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by Yariv)
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    Win98 is stuck after second boot in "completed updating files, continue to load windows" Please help
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Shit, as well as X fucking P
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I want to load Windows 98 first before XP
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    In response to comment 12 If you want to install 98 first then what the hell are you reading this for? Just install 98 first, then install XP on another partition
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This was extreamly helpful. It made it a whole lot easier.....you should make another article about something...THANKS!!!!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i saw it on another site exactly the same instructions, can u make it a litle easier
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    There sure are a lot of you clowns out there that are ripping off Doug Knox without giving him credit for your usage of his exact words!!!!
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no helpful
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no practically showing in this installation other wise good .
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it's not enougth, i think there is more kinds of installation of win98 because when i'm trying to do your method i fail everytime, because first time i've not a floppy after that i've one message which told me there are one extended partition and that partition i cannot delete that!
     
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