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Mr Bigman
05-24-08, 09:51 PM
My buddy wants 98,2000,and xp on the same system a Dell.

We did the 98 setup on c which works fine and we did the 2000 on D which works fine showing both 98 and 2000 as choices in the boot menu but when we did xp on E, it removed 98 from the boot menu just showing 2k and XP. which is strange cuz 2k didn't touch it but edited boot.ini but xp removed the choice from boot.ini.

So i did the old fashion pop in bootdisk and did a sys c: and instead of showing boot menu, it shows 98 loading so i checked boot.ini and it shows the 2 oses 2k and xp.

Why did XP remove the 98 choice from boot.ini and how can it boot with xp installed or show all 3 choices?

Runningman
05-24-08, 11:24 PM
well first off why does he want all those OS's installed at once. there are other options then just having them installed nativly...

Mr Bigman
05-25-08, 12:51 AM
He thinks 98 was the best thing since bread and butter.

I don't know but it works now with modding the boot.ini cuz xp install removes a line in boot.ini so you have to edit it by putting in C:\=Microsoft windows 98 Second edition.

It works fine and all 3 os's boot fine on their own so im making some money on this project and its done.

Cheers:

Badass.

grey_1
05-25-08, 09:00 AM
He thinks 98 was the best thing since bread and butter.


This alone tells me he needs to stay away from computers altogether. ;)

ViN86
05-25-08, 11:51 AM
why dont you just install 98 and 2000 as virtual machines on the XP machine?

Do this:
1. Install XP
2. Install Microsoft Virtual PC (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx) (free)
3. Create a new virtual machine using the Windows 98 presets
4. Install Windows 98
5. Create a new virtual machine using Windows 2000 presets
6. Install Windows 2000

EDIT:
nvm, you installed them all natively. even better :D

mailman2
05-25-08, 01:52 PM
He thinks 98 was the best thing since bread and butter.


Its not? You fail.

Mr Bigman
05-25-08, 02:00 PM
He is one of those older guys that use real old software and someone convinced him 98 is the king.

He does use XP pro and all but he likes to use also older stuff too which he calls an interent slave and besides its pay for this freak of nature.

mailman2
05-25-08, 02:09 PM
He is one of those older guys that use real old software and someone convinced him 98 is the king.

He does use XP pro and all but he likes to use also older stuff too which he calls an interent slave and besides its pay for this freak of nature.


Well with old software you dont have a choice sometimes. Vista doesnt work with alot of older software / hardware either.

Airbrushkid
05-25-08, 06:23 PM
Sorry for jumping in here. But is there a older verxion of Virtual PC that will work on XP? I tried the link and thats Virtual PC 2007 that works for Vista..

grey_1
05-25-08, 06:52 PM
Sorry for jumping in here. But is there a older verxion of Virtual PC that will work on XP? I tried the link and thats Virtual PC 2007 that works for Vista..
http://www.vmware.com/download/player/

Airbrushkid
05-25-08, 09:04 PM
Whats this? I'm looking for a Microsoft Virtual PC for Windows XP Pro.



http://www.vmware.com/download/player/

grey_1
05-25-08, 09:07 PM
If virtual pc is giving you trouble, try vmware. Similar functionality and free also.

Airbrushkid
05-25-08, 09:33 PM
It cannot be giving me trouble if I don't have it.

crainger
05-26-08, 12:25 AM
Virtual PC 2007 will work just fine on XP, well XP Pro that is. I was able to download install and run it just fine on my work XP Pro machine.

Gimlis
05-26-08, 12:38 AM
Sorry for jumping in here. But is there a older verxion of Virtual PC that will work on XP? I tried the link and thats Virtual PC 2007 that works for Vista..



Virtual PC 2007 does work on XP pro

it even says so in the product specs

It runs on Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows Vista SP1 (Enterprise, Business, Ultimate), Windows XP SP3. :)

SeriTonin
05-26-08, 09:07 AM
1.) Do virtual pc, like everyone has said.

2.) Who the f*** convinced him 98 is the best os? Has he actually used it? Maybe that's the problem, once he opens a few folders and bsod's 9 out of 14 attempts, he'll learn.

lumpyhed
05-31-08, 04:25 PM
LOL i guess all them multiboot parts in the MCP book are of use after all :p