I have a question...Can I partition a hard drive?????
February 14, 2007 8:27pm CST
My computers have XP installed on them. My question is, can I partition my hard drive and put another operating system on it? I have tons of software that will not run on XP. I need to put Windows 98 on it actually. If you know of an emulator that I could install, so I would not have to partition the hard drive, it would be better. Thanks for your help on this.
• United States
15 Feb 07
Actually, I am not really a newbie. Just outdated. LOL. I was very heavy into computers when I was younger. My first computer was from the early 80's, A Commodore 64. Stayed with it all through the 90's, repaired and networked. Sorta moved on with my life and just played around with computers, and with newer technology, I am a little lost to some things. Tell me about this virtual PC. Is it a program that I can download, to do the partitioning for me?
• United States
25 Feb 07
thanks for the advice. I would hate to screw up my computer just to play some old games. Do you know anything about emulators? I know that you can play video games (sega, playstation, nintendo) if you have an emulator installed, but can you play some of the older computer games too? I think my best bet would be to clean all the mess off of my old computer and set it back up, it just seems like it would be easier.
• Manchester, England
17 Mar 07
A seperate partition would work fine if you were installing Linux, but you cannot do this with Windows 98. The second partition would become D: drive, so you could not really run Windows on it. The only way to operate a dual boot with Windows XP and Windows 98 is to load Windows 98 first and then insert the Windows XP disk and select the option to install as a dual boot system. You cannot do this in reverse because Windows XP will disable the install feature of Windows 98.