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#3457992 - 12/14/09 02:48 PM DUAL BOOT WINDOWS VISTA AND 98?  
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Ok so im a huge fan of older flight sims problem is i have a vista machine and im tired of "MAKING" them work on this os with very mixed results (USAF FOR INSTANCE)........anyone here know how i can dual boot vista and windows 98 on the same drive? Currently i have a partition drive D: that is a recovery side of the disk. Can i remove this partition or format that side and install windows 98 on that side?


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#3457993 - 12/14/09 05:41 PM Re: DUAL BOOT WINDOWS VISTA AND 98? [Re: CHADDOGG]  
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I'm not sure how Vista works in dual boot but if it's anything like XP you will need a partition for Vista and a partition for 98. I'm not sure if you can use a "recovery partition" for one of them.

I have been most successful installing Windows 98 FIRST on the primary partition and then installing XP on the secondary partition. XP will recognize the 98 partition and build the boot environment to include both partitions.

There are a number of articles over at microsoft.com on the subject of dual boot. I would do a search over there to get more information. They will probably have more specifics on Vista/98 dual boot than I can provide.


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#3457994 - 12/14/09 11:21 PM Re: DUAL BOOT WINDOWS VISTA AND 98? [Re: Colonel Kern]  
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I have a dual boot w98se/wxp. Colonel Kern's advice was sound. Do a websearch.

I reformated my hard drive on a new pc. Installed w98 first, the wxp in a FAT format. The install games under the different os. Its a long process. May take a week or so. But I did it 5 years ago and have never had to recover, reinstall, or even reinstall a game in all that time.

#3457995 - 12/15/09 04:45 AM Re: DUAL BOOT WINDOWS VISTA AND 98? [Re: Major Dragon]  
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Thanks for all the great advice guys, but thats exactly it.....the older games have a hard time with NTFS format i found out. Ive formatted partition D: in FAT32 and it works great!


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