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cannie

Clone easily Windows 98 and XP in the same computer.

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10 hours ago, Destro said:

This is an interesting read but seems way more complicated than what normally is just dual booting 98 and XP. In the end thats all we are doing here folks but under the guise that it's much more than that when it isn't.   To me if you are really worried about data loss you run RAID so when a hardware failure occurs you don't lose your data.  This dual boot thing does nothing to protect vs that. 

It's nice to be able to boot into another OS to fix another but we can do that with another XP. 2k, 98 linux.  We can boot with recovery CDs like bart PE.  We can just use Symantec Ghost and store .gho backups on another partition.  We are just dual booting 98 and XP here, only we are not even using 98 because its crippled with no drivers.  What if what we need to fix said XP machineand the fiels we need is on the internet. We know 98 browser support is terrible and there is no mention of even having network support on the 98 OS.Ya it's not as great when u think about it.

Maybe in 2008 (i.e. when Cannie started this thread/guide) the situation of the internet was a bit different from today and I would also dare:w00t::ph34r: to hint that maybe, just maybe, 9 years ago you were a little less knowledgeable and possibly your comment here would have been a little less condescending than today. :whistle:

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I really should resist the urge to respond to this.  But 9 years ago I was 29 and that is way past the prime of most of the methods I was pointing out.   things like Ghost were standards back then.  People had already started shifting to windows 7 at the time.   I was working for a federal credit union at the time supporting over thousands of employees.  I used to remote control PCs on the other side of the planet and restore back ups from 100s of 1000s of miles away.  We were using PXE boot to boot to ghost recovery servers and windows installation services then.  We never stored user data on the computers, all user data was stored on network drives on a NAS which were raid volumes that were mapped.  so ya when you don't store your data on a workstation it's also better anyways.  I have no idea what you are talking about.  Even back in 2005 or so way before this thread things like BART PE or windows preinstallation environment were a thing.  I was making bart PE disks back then and there were things like dream pack and winternals admin pack that were reseting passwords on XP computers.  I used to have to use those CDs from time to time when I worked at at a government contracter to reset peoples windows passwords and fix registry and viruses.  No offense but even dual booting operating systems before 2005 was a thing.  Programs like  Partician Magic did things like this for you and added custom bootloaders.  There were free programs like XOSL that could do it too.  windows 2k came with dual bootloaders out of the box and Linus already had Grub.

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Or in other words, (some) pinned topics are out of date.

 

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3 minutes ago, MrMateczko said:

Or in other words, (some) pinned topics are out of date.

... while remaining still useful for people with less experience or knowledge ... 

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