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to install 3 operating systems

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by Pepsi™, May 2, 2006.

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  1. Pepsi™

    Pepsi™ New Member

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    plzz can u explain me how to install 3 operating systems in a single hard disk. like(eg: win xp, win 2000 and win 98)
     
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    Kniwor Learner

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    whats the prob...
    install 98, then install 2000 then install XP
     
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    But ensure that u hav minimum 3 partitions like (c : d: e: ) on ur Hard disk.
    Installation Sequence as recommended by Kniwor.
     
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    is there any software available by which we can run all the operating systems on same pc same time and switch over using shortucut keys?
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    Whats the point of running 3 windows installs...Win,Mac,Linux r understandable.

    BTW, after installing 3 versions of windows, i boot, then which version will start? XP?(i s'pose it doesnt have a bootloader like GRUB?)
    Abt the VirtualPC thing...hmm.. a 45 day trial...hmm !
     
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    Its very simple first install win98 strictly to resolve active partition issue then intall win2000 and then winxp here u go
     
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    if u install xp last , then it will be the default boot os

    however u can change the boot sequence by editing the "C:\boot.ini" file :D
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Hmm, dont make any partitions NTFS too, since Win 98 cant read those...
     
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    hmm, everybody says u can install 3 os but real deal is what file system your harddisk is on. if your hard disk is partitoned as NTFS, u cant have multiple boot option u can hav only that os which is on primary partition.
     
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    its totally a waste installing all the 3. win 98's plug is already unplugged. there isnt much to do with win 98. have a LEGAL version of WinXP Professional or Home edition installed coz WinXP is an upgraded or may i say an extra addition with some of the feature of Win 2000 itself
     
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    you can have multiboot option on NTFS file sysyem e.g win2000,winxp,winxp mediacenter etc
    (win 98 will not install on NTFS)
     
  13. MysticHalo

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    Format a partition as FAT 32 and use it to install Win 98(if ya need to) and use the rest NTFS partitions for WIN XP & 2000.( but its compltely useless, either get a different OS like Linux, Mac or try a server OS like Windows Server )
     
  14. rajkumar_personal

    rajkumar_personal Ignorance is BLISS !!

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    Says WHO ???????:confused::confused::confused::confused:

    This is the first time I heard such a statement !

    I might be wrong but whatever little knowledge I have, I'll try and explain this.

    U can install multiple OS on a single drive provided u have enough space and u partition the drive properly.

    For ur requirements, u have to have at least 3 partitions on your hard drive for each OS.

    Then U have to format the C: drive as FAT32 so that u can install Win98.

    Install Win98 on that drive.
    After u install Win98, u have to install Windows 2000 on the 2nd partition and then WindowsXp on the 3rd.
    I mean to say that, u have to install win98 on C: and then u can install the Windows2000 and XP on any of the other partitions (don't install them on the same partition please)


    I would recommend u to format the win2000 and XP partitions as NTFS for better performance and security.

    But u won't be able to access the NTFS drives from Win98 directly. U have to use some tools that u will get on the net for that purpose !



    I explained whatever I thought would be enough for u !

    I hope I kept it simple....

    If u still have problems.....I give this place a visit every other day !
    Feel free to ask here or PM me !
     
  15. Ramakrishnan

    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    Yes you can try Virtual Pc or VMware Workstation so that you can switch over using shortcut keys
     
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    dude its gotta be fat32....three partitions....n enuf mem to install xp, 2k n 9x but d point is itsa waste...u may go for just xp n 98 thats justified...wat do u need 2k for...xp is a mod of it....both use nt server so no real diff....98 may solve some compatible issues...instead go for other os like mac, linux etc.

    i personally used 3 os on mine but realised im wasting one of em...

    gud luk
    cheers
     
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