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Can I add Win98 to a harddrive that is running XP

Last response: in Windows XP
January 13, 2011 7:55:04 PM

I have a DOS software program that will only run on win98 and no later. My old computer hard drive quit. Can I load win98 on a harddrive running XP and load my DOS software in the 98 section??
January 13, 2011 11:07:32 PM

Here are a few options-

If the program runs under DOS, one option is to install DOSBOX ( and run the program from the program.

A second options is to install the program under XP, and try running the program in compatability mode. (

Another option is to set up a dual boot system. Instructions can be found at The downside of dual booting is that you will need to reboot your system to switch between operating systems.

Hope this helps.