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dual booting vista and windows 98

  1. #1


    teriaki511 Guest

    dual booting vista and windows 98

    i am happily, using a vista machine right now, and i was wondering, i know
    that vista supports dual booting different operating systems, will this work
    with windows 98? don't ask for my resoning behind this, i would just like to
    know if its possible, and if there are any extra neccessary steps... thanks
    in advance!

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  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: dual booting vista and windows 98

    you should really install the older system FIRST.

    might consider using VPC2007 free from ms and run w98 in a virtual environment.



    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    "teriaki511" <teriaki511@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1ACA07A-BDE0-49ED-B95E-644145D4343E@microsoft.com...
    i am happily, using a vista machine right now, and i was wondering, i know
    that vista supports dual booting different operating systems, will this work
    with windows 98? don't ask for my resoning behind this, i would just like to
    know if its possible, and if there are any extra neccessary steps... thanks
    in advance!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: dual booting vista and windows 98

    teriaki511 wrote:
    > i am happily, using a vista machine right now, and i was wondering, i know
    > that vista supports dual booting different operating systems, will this work
    > with windows 98? don't ask for my resoning behind this, i would just like to
    > know if its possible, and if there are any extra neccessary steps... thanks
    > in advance!


    It would work - in theory. The main problem you'd have is getting Win98
    drivers for your hardware. An easier and neater way to run other
    operating systems is with virtualization. Install a program like Virtual
    PC 2007 or VMWare (if VMWare is Vista-compatible yet). Then you can
    create virtual machines running other operating systems like Win98.
    There's a lot of information about doing that on both VPC and VMWare's
    websites. You can also post questions about Virtual PC in its newsgroup,
    microsoft.public.virtualpc.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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  4. #4


    Natéag Guest

    Re: dual booting vista and windows 98

    «VMWare is Vista-compatible yet»

    The latest version is compatible.
    If one can afford it.




    "Malke" <notreally@invalid.invalid> a écrit dans le message de
    news:et5oBYW0HHA.4916@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > teriaki511 wrote:
    >> i am happily, using a vista machine right now, and i was wondering, i
    >> know that vista supports dual booting different operating systems, will
    >> this work with windows 98? don't ask for my resoning behind this, i would
    >> just like to know if its possible, and if there are any extra neccessary
    >> steps... thanks in advance!

    >
    > It would work - in theory. The main problem you'd have is getting Win98
    > drivers for your hardware. An easier and neater way to run other operating
    > systems is with virtualization. Install a program like Virtual PC 2007 or
    > VMWare (if VMWare is Vista-compatible yet). Then you can create virtual
    > machines running other operating systems like Win98. There's a lot of
    > information about doing that on both VPC and VMWare's websites. You can
    > also post questions about Virtual PC in its newsgroup,
    > microsoft.public.virtualpc.
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User



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  5. #5


    Brett I. Holcomb Guest

    Re: dual booting vista and windows 98

    Check out Server version - it's free. Workstation is not free but
    doesn't cost too much. Now, if you want ESX, the full blown VMware -
    that's another story <G>.

    Natéag wrote:
    > «VMWare is Vista-compatible yet»
    >
    > The latest version is compatible.
    > If one can afford it.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Malke" <notreally@invalid.invalid> a écrit dans le message de
    > news:et5oBYW0HHA.4916@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> teriaki511 wrote:
    >>> i am happily, using a vista machine right now, and i was wondering, i
    >>> know that vista supports dual booting different operating systems,
    >>> will this work with windows 98? don't ask for my resoning behind
    >>> this, i would just like to know if its possible, and if there are any
    >>> extra neccessary steps... thanks in advance!

    >>
    >> It would work - in theory. The main problem you'd have is getting
    >> Win98 drivers for your hardware. An easier and neater way to run other
    >> operating systems is with virtualization. Install a program like
    >> Virtual PC 2007 or VMWare (if VMWare is Vista-compatible yet). Then
    >> you can create virtual machines running other operating systems like
    >> Win98. There's a lot of information about doing that on both VPC and
    >> VMWare's websites. You can also post questions about Virtual PC in its
    >> newsgroup, microsoft.public.virtualpc.
    >>
    >>
    >> Malke
    >> --
    >> Elephant Boy Computers
    >> www.elephantboycomputers.com
    >> "Don't Panic!"
    >> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

    >


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  6. #6


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: dual booting vista and windows 98

    It is possible and in addition to the driver problem mentioned before, you
    may have too much memory. Others have done it and it requires a special
    entry in the boot.ini file

    "teriaki511" <teriaki511@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C1ACA07A-BDE0-49ED-B95E-644145D4343E@microsoft.com...
    >i am happily, using a vista machine right now, and i was wondering, i know
    > that vista supports dual booting different operating systems, will this
    > work
    > with windows 98? don't ask for my resoning behind this, i would just like
    > to
    > know if its possible, and if there are any extra neccessary steps...
    > thanks
    > in advance!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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