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Dual boot Is it possible to install Win98 after I have installed XP to dual boot between the two? Any help will be appreciated!

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Re: dual boot

Hi wtm78 this is nichu,
it is impossible to install win 98 after installing xp,if you want to install win98 you must remove the winxp and then first install win98 and later you can install winxp,
basically it is impossible to install a lower order software when xp is already installed,in your case it is the same
there will be no things like dual boot or anything ,after booting your system asks whether you want to work with win98 or winxp.
be cool.

take care
bye and have a nice day.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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