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dual booting vista and windows 98

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teriaki511

#1
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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mikeyhsd

#2
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!
 

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Malke

#3
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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Natéag

#4
«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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Brett I. Holcomb

#5
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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John Barnes

#6
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!
 

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