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I currently have two partitions in my hard disk, one is a primary partition C: in which I have installed Windows 98, the other one is dos extended partition in which I have two logic drivers ( D:, E:). Now I want to install Windows 2000 to D: .

Installation steps:

  1. Create a DOS startup floppy disk. If you have one DOS startup floppy disk, skip this step.

    You can use the starting floppy disk of Windows 98/Me etc. If you hard disk is bigger than 8G, you should not use the DOS 6.0 or older version since they can't support the big disk. One easy way to do this is to make a start-up disk from Windows, Control Panel-->Add/Remove Program--> Make startup disk.  You can also download a Windows 98 boot disk here.  Insert a floppy disk to A: and run it , it will automatically create a bootable floppy disk.

  2. Copy ZBOOT.EXE to your startup floppy disk, and restart your computer with that Disk. And then run zBoot Manager: A:\>zboot <ENTER>. At this time, it will check your hard disk, and read your current partition information. When you see the Main Menu, use Disk tools->Backup current MBR function to save your current MBR to a file. Obviously, you'd better save it to your floppy disk.

  3. From Main Menu, select "step 1 setup partition list". You can now see your current partition list, now there should have 3 partitions, one is your C: and the other two are D: and E:. Since you don't need to add new partitions at this time, simply press <ESC> to return to Main Menu.

  4. Form Main Menu, select "Step 2 setup boot menu". There are three windows here, you can use <TAB> to switch among them. In the first window, you can find a menu item "operating system 1", it is your current system. Press <R> key to rename it to "Windows 98".  The window below will list the partitions of Windows 98 at this time. Now, we should add another system.  In the first window, press <INS> to add a new system, input a name, i.e. Windows 2000, use cursor keys to  highlight it and use <TAB> to switch to the window below. Then Press <INS> to add partitions from the partition list, now add the 2nd partition and the 3rd partition to Windows 2000.  In the windows below, highlight the 1st one and press <SPACE> key to set the first one bootable. Press <ESC> to return to Main Menu

  5. Form Main Menu, select "Step 3 Install zBoot Manager to hard disk" to actually install it. Then remove your floppy disk and restart your computer. You will see a boot menu with two menu items. one is "windows 98" the other one is "Windows 2000". You can select "Windows 98", it will boot your windows 98 as before. (You can restore your MBR if there are some errors). If your current system works well, restart your computer and select "Windows 2000". Since you have not installed it, it will display "OS loading Error!", now restart your computer with CD-ROM or Floppy disk to install Windows 2000. Since at the last step, you only select last two partitions for Windows 2000, your old D: will be C: at this time, and your old E: will be D: now.  You can check it with "dir c:" command. Now, you can install windows 2000 to C: (actually it is your D: in system Win98) as usual.

  6. After you install Windows 2000, the boot menu will disappear, you just need to run zBoot again and use "step 3 Install zBoot manger to hard disk" again.  Now remove the floppy disk and restart your computer.

  7. Now you have already two operating systems in your hard disk. Enjoy it!!!



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