Dual Boot 98/2000

Xynok

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I know you can install Win98, then 2000 on top of it, and it will automatically create the dual boot menu, etc.

My question is, does this work in reverse? In other words, the system already has 2000 on it, but now I also need 98, will simply installing it on top of 2000 accomplish the same thing (ie dual boot menu, etc)?

Finally, I assume I need the device drivers for 98 while in 98 mode, as the ones for 2000 already present aren't backward compatible, or what?

Thanks!
 

Arrow

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No and Yes.

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it IS possible to do it the other way- but its a PAIN, you will end up in win2k recovery console - not a nice place to play, and also manually editing boot ini etc, not reccomended installing 98 first.
as for drivers, when booted into 98, you will need to install 98 drivers, when in 2k you will need to install 2k drivers.

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Xynok

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Ok, so wipe the current 2000 drive, reformat, install 98, configure drivers, etc, THEN install 2000 over THAT, configure, etc.

This is the way I should do it? Sorry, I've simply never done this before. My boss wants 98/2000 on his Sony VIAO laptop (ughh), which already has 2000 on it. I have no problems doing this, I just hoped there was an easy way to plop 98 on an existing 2000 drive. Looks like I'm going to have to start from scratch, so to speak. Thanks.
 

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<A HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/community/stories/main/0,9057,2662085,00.html" target="_new">How to Dual-Boot Windows 2000 and Windows 95/98</A>

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