Creating The Windows 98 Partition

  1. Insert either the MS-DOS 6.22 Boot Disk or the Windows 98 Boot Disk into the floppy drive and reboot the machine so that you end up at a DOS prompt. 
  2. Insert the Partition Magic 5 disk again and type a:pqmagic to start PM5.When the main screen appears, you’ll see your DOS/FAT partition on the left, followed by the NT/NTFS partition, followed by the remainder of the drive as unallocated space.

     

  3. Right-click in the unallocated space and select Create. 
  4. In the dialog box that displays, select Create as: Primary Partition, Partition Type: FAT32, Label: WIN98, and Size: 1500 MB, then click OK. 
  5. In order to make this partition bootable, right-click on the new partition, select Advanced and click Set Active. 
  6. Right-click on the new partition once more and select Format. 
  7. In the dialog box that displays, select Partition Type: FAT32, confirm that the label already reads WIN98, type OK as instructed, and click OK. 
  8. Click the Apply button to perform the operation. 
  9. When the process is completed, click OK. 
  10. Before you click to reboot, insert your Windows 98 Boot Disk. 
  11. Click OK to reboot the machine.The machine will reboot from the Windows 98 disk and load the CD-ROM drivers needed for the Windows 98 installation. It will then get you to a C:\ prompt. You’re now ready to install Windows 98.

Installing Windows 98

 

  1. Insert the Windows 98 installation disk 
  2. Switch to the CD-ROM drive by typing E:\ and pressing Enter. 
  3. Go to the appropriate directory on the CD by typing cd win98 and press Enter.Your prompt should now look like this: E:\WIN98>

    Tip: For Windows 9x/ME we’ll make things a little easier and faster by copying the setup files to the hard drive first and running setup from there. It speeds up the installation, makes it more reliable, and saves you the trouble of having to insert the installation CD in the future anytime you want to make any changes to your Windows installation.

     

  4. First we need to create a place for the setup files on the hard drive by typing md C:\setup and pressing Enter. Then copy the setup files into this new directory by typing copy *.* c:\setup and pressing Enter.This process should only take a couple of minutes.

     

  5. To start the actual installation, type c:\setup\setup and press Enter.Follow the instructions, they are pretty self-explanatory.

     

  6. After the desktop is up, install the video driver if needed.Tip: To find out what video card is in your computer, go to Start / Run, type Command and click OK. In the window that displays, type debug at the prompt and press Enter. At the dash prompt, type dc000:35 and press Enter. Look at the rightmost column. There is a lot of gobbledygook, but somewhere in there you’ll see a worded description for your video card. For example, if it shows G200, you probably have a Matrox Millennium G200. If it shows nVIDIA TNT, chances are you have a card with the nVIDIA Riva TNT chip set and need to install the Detonator drivers. Type q and press Enter to exit the debug utility.

     

  7. After installing the correct driver and rebooting the machine, go to Start / Settings / Control Panel / Display / Settings and select the color, resolution and refresh rate you want.

Creating the Windows 2000 Partition

 

  1. Insert either the MS-DOS 6.22 Boot Disk or the Windows 98 Boot Disk into the floppy drive and reboot the machine so that you end up at a DOS prompt. 
  2. Remove the boot disk and insert the Partition Magic 5 disk and type a:pqmagic to start PM5.When the main screen appears, you’ll see your DOS/FAT partition on the left, followed by the NT/NTFS partition, followed by the Windows 98/FAT32 partition, followed by the remainder of the drive as unallocated space.

     

  3. Right-click in the unallocated space and select Create. 
  4. In the dialog box that displays, select Create as: Primary Partition, Partition Type: NTFS, Label: WIN2K, and Size: 3000 MB, then click OK. 
  5. In order to make this partition bootable, right-click on the new partition, select Advanced and click Set Active. 
  6. Right-click on the new partition once more and select Format. 
  7. In the dialog box that displays, select Partition Type: NTFS, confirm the label already reads WIN2K, type OK as instructed, and click OK. 
  8. Click the Apply button to perform the operation. 
  9. When the process completes and you click OK, you’ll be prompted to reboot. 
  10. Before you reboot, insert your Windows 2000 Pro Setup Disk 1 first. 
  11. Click OK and reboot the machine.The machine will boot from the Windows 2000 disk and start the installation process.

Installing Windows 2000

 

  1. Insert the remaining setup disks (4 total) as prompted and follow the instructions on the screen. 
  2. After the installation is finished and the desktop is up, install the video driver if needed.Tip: To find out what video card is in your computer, go to Start / Run, type Command and click OK. In the window that displays, type debug at the prompt and press Enter. At the dash prompt, type dc000:35 and press Enter. Look at the rightmost column. There is a lot of gobbledygook, but somewhere in there you’ll see a worded description for your video card. For example, if it shows G200, you probably have a Matrox Millennium G200. If it shows nVIDIA TNT, chances are you have a card with the nVIDIA Riva TNT chip set and need to install the Detonator drivers. Type q and press Enter to exit the debug utility.

     

  3. After installing the correct driver and the mandatory reboot, go to Start / Settings / Control Panel / Display / Settings and select the color, resolution and refresh rate you want.

 

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