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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Dual-Booting Windows XP Professional and Windows Me/9x

Many people want or need to run Windows XP and Windows Me, 95, or 98 on the same computer. Because Windows 95, 98, and Me behave almost identically in this situation, for the remainder of this section, I'll use 9x to refer to all three of these older versions.

The following sections discuss two ways of dual-booting:

  • In the same partition

  • In separate partitions

Putting Windows XP Professional and Windows 9x in the Same Partition (Not Suggested)

If you already have a Windows 95/98 installation, you can simply install Windows XP beside it for a dual-boot arrangement from the same partition. As mentioned previously in the sidebar, I really don't recommend this setup, however.

Despite this, if ...

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