can you install slave hard drive that contain

December 6, 2010 at 20:48:55
Specs: Windows 02.04.2010
I am running windows xp on my computer and my hard drive is split into to partitioins c & d . I want to ad a hard drive from a computer that has windows 98 on it & I want to be able to use the windows 98 hard drive as it is . I have business programs on it which can't be lost... is it as simple as just making the windows 98 hard drive the slave drive or must I make other changes to my system to make it work? any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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December 6, 2010 at 21:48:10
I'm not sure how XP will set up the drive letter on that drive. What you don't want is for it to change the drive letters you already have.

You should be able to set up a boot loader and choose which drive to boot from using a boot menu. Or you can set the XP drive type to NONE in cmos/bios setup whenever you want to boot from the 98 drive.

Unlike XP, 98 will run if you attach a 98 drive to a different motherboard. But you need to make sure 98 drivers are available for the motherboard and whatever cards you have installed--video, audio, etc.

If drivers are available and you want to go ahead and attach the 98 drive there's a few things you can do to make the transition easier. Check my # 2 here:

and my # 6 here:

for a continuation. That's was a question about ME. It's the same for 98 except the folder you want to copy from the 98 cd is WIN98.

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December 7, 2010 at 12:28:21
What DAVEINCAPS suggested should work, but it will depend on your hardware configuration. How modern is the system you want to put the Win98 HDD in?

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December 8, 2010 at 17:47:25
"I have business programs on it which can't be lost.."
whats the backup plan for when the drive is toast?


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