Originally Posted by gangster
My mother has a computer with windows 98 and my stepfather just bought a brand new computer today and it came with a windows xp disc so I would like to know if I could update my mother computer with the windows xp disc that came with my stepfather computer. So I just wont to know is it safe for me to use the windows xp disc on my mother computer or will it mess up the computer. Thanks
you can have two different operating systems on your computer. to do this just use the cd to install the OS, but make sure you make a new partition to do so. once windows installs the OS, windos xp will be the default OS now, and will load up first when you boot up your computer. but if you want the other windows 98 to boot up, just do this:
as soon as your computer logo disappears, just keep hitting the ESC key on the keyboard to bring up your operating systems. it should look like this.
Windows xp home
When your on that menu screen, just use the arrows to highlight the OS you want to load up and hit enter. i have on one of my old pc's two sets of windows xp home.