Windows 98/XP/10 Triple boot

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  1. SlCKB0Y_BE

    SlCKB0Y_BE Member

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    hello everyone,

    been trying to make a triple boot on my win98 machine, managed to install windows 98 and XP just fine,
    but as soon as i installed windows 10, i lost access to windows XP.

    when i boot i got the choice to either boot windows 10 or a previous version of windows,
    but it boot straight to windows 98 without ever giving me the choice of booting to XP.

    is there a way to retreive access to windows xp from the windows 10 boot menu ?
    or perhaps give me the choice when i select "previous version of windows" ?

    thanks a lot in advance for any help you can give me guys :)
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Its dead easy, use 3 different drives and select the boot drive in the bios.
    Far too much fuckery happens multi booting from one drive.
     
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  4. SlCKB0Y_BE

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    found the solution for anyone interested,

    the trick is to create the NTFS partitions at the begining of the drive, and the FAT32 ones at the end all next to each other.

    install win98 first, then XP, then 10. after the windows 10 installation all 3 OS were available on the selection menu.

    i only used EasyBCD to rename and reorder the menu, along with selecting windows 98SE as the default OS.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2021

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