How to install Win 95 on same computer as Win 2000?
Posted on 2001-08-06
Sorry guys, but this will be a bit long-winded :
Earlier in this area I have posted a couple of tough questions about problems with Powerquest Partition Magic 6.0 and Win 2000 Pro errors.
Butt he present question is part of an attempt to workaround above issue by selecting a _different_ partition management application, System Commander 2000. (I've written off Partition Magic as a lost investment).
System Commander 2000, they say, will run like a dream on Win 2000. But here's the problem : it won't _install_ under Win 2000 (except under certain circumstances requiring me to make a new FAT partition - something I can't do until I have partition management software installed!!!, or in combination with a Win 95/98 bootdisk -which I am finding not workable at all)
System Commander will install under Win95/98. But when I try to install Win 95 or Win 98 (to it's own separate partition on my 13 Gig drive) using either CD or floppies, Win 2000 stops me with the following message; "You may not install this version of Windows under Windows 2000. EXit to DOS to install Windows 95/98" But, as Microsoft must know, Win 2000 DOES NOT HAVE DOS. Win 2000 can run only basic commands in its "Command" module. Another component of Win 2000 is called "Caldera Dos" which is accessed by its Repair Console. Caldera Dos too runs a limited number of commands. And it gives a warning message that says it is for repair use only, and attempts to run other comamnds will do irreparable harm the system.
So my question now is: since I appear to need to install Windows 95/98 on my Win 2000 machine, how do I accomplish this?