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    Lounger
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    Adding win95 to a W2k system

    I have a client who has a new laptop with W2k on it. He needs to have Win95 installed in order to run some specialized BioMed testing software. I know that if W2k is installed after an existing OS, then you can have the option to boot to either OS (assuming you put W2k on it's own partition) But after the fact...how would I do this? Do I need to clear all of the W2k off, then install win95, then install w2k? or is there a faster option?
    Suggestions appreciated,
    Lori

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    Re: Adding win95 to a W2k system

    Hi Lori,

    To accomplish this, you can do it fairly simply. Install Windows 95 as you normally would (please please please in a separate disk partition!). After installing 95, it will be the default operating system. To fix that, you can run the Windows 2000 setup program and have it repair the boot sector.

    Microsoft has a few knowledgebase articles that will help you along:

    Restoring Windows NT Dual Boot After Installing Windows 95 (Q136547)
    How to Set Up Dual Boot After You Install Windows (Q153762)
    In this article, they refer to MS-DOS as the second operating system. Subsititue Windows 95 for the line that is suggested.
    -Mark

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    Re: Adding win95 to a W2k system

    Thanks, Mark. I appreciate the info.
    lori

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