usung win98 and winXP together



Steve
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
i Post a question the other day. I was able to get some help but need further
assistance. here is the thread i posted could some one please help me out? I
dont want to start to implement this without knowing all the facts first.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?pg=4&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support&fltr=&mid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d&tid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
You can have the two os installed on seperate partitions and use each 1 at
a time,
but the two running at the same time isnt possible,xp uses ntfs file
system,98
uses FAT32,FAT32 cannot ever read ntfs,although ntfs(xp)can read FAT32.To
use both,upgrade 98 to xp,then one should convert to ntfs,besides all that,xp
wouldnt use or want to use 98.

"Steve" wrote:

> i Post a question the other day. I was able to get some help but need further
> assistance. here is the thread i posted could some one please help me out? I
> dont want to start to implement this without knowing all the facts first.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?pg=4&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support&fltr=&mid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d&tid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d

Steve
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
But if i allready have win98 installed and i have an 80gb hard drive with 4
partitions allready. how can i change my D:/ drive to NTFS? and after i have
changed it will there be any complications acciated with it. I guess what im
saying is i dont want to get into it and then have a problem with the install
and have to format the whole drive. Because i have alot of info that for some
reason i cant backup on win98. i have tried and it keeps saying that i have
used all the resources for this drive.

"Andrew E." wrote:

> You can have the two os installed on seperate partitions and use each 1 at
> a time,
> but the two running at the same time isnt possible,xp uses ntfs file
> system,98
> uses FAT32,FAT32 cannot ever read ntfs,although ntfs(xp)can read FAT32.To
> use both,upgrade 98 to xp,then one should convert to ntfs,besides all that,xp
> wouldnt use or want to use 98.
>
> "Steve" wrote:
>
> > i Post a question the other day. I was able to get some help but need further
> > assistance. here is the thread i posted could some one please help me out? I
> > dont want to start to implement this without knowing all the facts first.
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?pg=4&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support&fltr=&mid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d&tid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d

Linden
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Steve you have Win98 with 4 partitions so if you wish to install XP onto one
of them and set it to NTFS there are a number of ways of addressing this.
Also you were concerned about having to reformat the whole drive if things
go wrong. As long as you install XP on a seperate partition (which is the
correct approach) even if the install was to go pear shaped that partition
can be re formatted independent of the others preserving your Win98 setup.

One way would be to install XP, during the install your prompted for the
destination partition and whether you wish to format to FAT32/NTFS. NTFS is
the obvious choice. Make sure you select the right partition not your Win98
one.

Even if you installed XP onto a FAT32 partition it is possible to convert
the XP partition to NTFS without losing data etc. With XP running simply at
the rum prompt type "cmd" then at the C: prompt type " convert x:/fs:ntfs.
Substitute the x: for your partition letter that holds your XP operating
system. It will inform you the conversion with be executed at reboot. The
files system of the xp partition will be converted to ntfs.

Additionally you can use third party software like PartitionMagic to format
partitions to FAT32/NTFS etc. Be aware what Andrew E said Win 98 has no
understanding of ntfs and any ntfs partitions will be invisible if you boot
to Win98. XP however, can see the FAT32 ones.

The key to booting multi operating systems is to place them on seperate
partitions and to install them in order of evolution i.e install the
earliest ones first. In your case install Win98 first then XP. If you
install XP then Win98 on the second one youd have problems.

Hope that helps

Linden


"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA929B51-42BE-4162-B12F-E9C3AD335085@microsoft.com...
> But if i allready have win98 installed and i have an 80gb hard drive with
> 4
> partitions allready. how can i change my D:/ drive to NTFS? and after i
> have
> changed it will there be any complications acciated with it. I guess what
> im
> saying is i dont want to get into it and then have a problem with the
> install
> and have to format the whole drive. Because i have alot of info that for
> some
> reason i cant backup on win98. i have tried and it keeps saying that i
> have
> used all the resources for this drive.
>
> "Andrew E." wrote:
>
>> You can have the two os installed on seperate partitions and use each 1
>> at
>> a time,
>> but the two running at the same time isnt possible,xp uses ntfs file
>> system,98
>> uses FAT32,FAT32 cannot ever read ntfs,although ntfs(xp)can read
>> FAT32.To
>> use both,upgrade 98 to xp,then one should convert to ntfs,besides all
>> that,xp
>> wouldnt use or want to use 98.
>>
>> "Steve" wrote:
>>
>> > i Post a question the other day. I was able to get some help but need
>> > further
>> > assistance. here is the thread i posted could some one please help me
>> > out? I
>> > dont want to start to implement this without knowing all the facts
>> > first.
>> >
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?pg=4&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support&fltr=&mid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d&tid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d

Steve
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
yes that does help alot and thank you very much to everyone who has posted. I
will try to install on my D:/ drive and hopefully it will convert it. if not
i will go the other route and enter it manually.

IE; Even if you installed XP onto a FAT32 partition it is possible to
convert
> the XP partition to NTFS without losing data etc. With XP running simply at
> the rum prompt type "cmd" then at the C: prompt type " convert x:/fs:ntfs.
> Substitute the x: for your partition letter that holds your XP operating
> system. It will inform you the conversion with be executed at reboot. The
> files system of the xp partition will be converted to ntfs. Thanks Again i will post tomorrow and let you know how it went.


"Linden" wrote:

> Steve you have Win98 with 4 partitions so if you wish to install XP onto one
> of them and set it to NTFS there are a number of ways of addressing this.
> Also you were concerned about having to reformat the whole drive if things
> go wrong. As long as you install XP on a seperate partition (which is the
> correct approach) even if the install was to go pear shaped that partition
> can be re formatted independent of the others preserving your Win98 setup.
>
> One way would be to install XP, during the install your prompted for the
> destination partition and whether you wish to format to FAT32/NTFS. NTFS is
> the obvious choice. Make sure you select the right partition not your Win98
> one.
>
> Even if you installed XP onto a FAT32 partition it is possible to convert
> the XP partition to NTFS without losing data etc. With XP running simply at
> the rum prompt type "cmd" then at the C: prompt type " convert x:/fs:ntfs.
> Substitute the x: for your partition letter that holds your XP operating
> system. It will inform you the conversion with be executed at reboot. The
> files system of the xp partition will be converted to ntfs.
>
> Additionally you can use third party software like PartitionMagic to format
> partitions to FAT32/NTFS etc. Be aware what Andrew E said Win 98 has no
> understanding of ntfs and any ntfs partitions will be invisible if you boot
> to Win98. XP however, can see the FAT32 ones.
>
> The key to booting multi operating systems is to place them on seperate
> partitions and to install them in order of evolution i.e install the
> earliest ones first. In your case install Win98 first then XP. If you
> install XP then Win98 on the second one youd have problems.
>
> Hope that helps
>
> Linden
>
>
> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FA929B51-42BE-4162-B12F-E9C3AD335085@microsoft.com...
> > But if i allready have win98 installed and i have an 80gb hard drive with
> > 4
> > partitions allready. how can i change my D:/ drive to NTFS? and after i
> > have
> > changed it will there be any complications acciated with it. I guess what
> > im
> > saying is i dont want to get into it and then have a problem with the
> > install
> > and have to format the whole drive. Because i have alot of info that for
> > some
> > reason i cant backup on win98. i have tried and it keeps saying that i
> > have
> > used all the resources for this drive.
> >
> > "Andrew E." wrote:
> >
> >> You can have the two os installed on seperate partitions and use each 1
> >> at
> >> a time,
> >> but the two running at the same time isnt possible,xp uses ntfs file
> >> system,98
> >> uses FAT32,FAT32 cannot ever read ntfs,although ntfs(xp)can read
> >> FAT32.To
> >> use both,upgrade 98 to xp,then one should convert to ntfs,besides all
> >> that,xp
> >> wouldnt use or want to use 98.
> >>
> >> "Steve" wrote:
> >>
> >> > i Post a question the other day. I was able to get some help but need
> >> > further
> >> > assistance. here is the thread i posted could some one please help me
> >> > out? I
> >> > dont want to start to implement this without knowing all the facts
> >> > first.
> >> >
> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?pg=4&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support&fltr=&mid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d&tid=eb49ad4b-b14d-4554-9266-e91b8ffb297d
>
>
>


usung win98 and winXP together