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    Question tri-booting?

    Is it possible to have win98 (FAT),Win2k(FAT), and NT4 (NTFS). I'm trying to get winNT goin but she wont. Should I put NT in before Win2k?

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    FAT and NTFS are NOT COMPATIBLE!! NOT COMPATIBLE!!! NOT COMPATIBLE!!! you CANNOT (as far as i know) use FAT/fat16/32 and NTFS on the SAME PC!! it could SERIOUSLY mess up your computer if you did!

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    i was told by people on here that i could dual boot 98(fat32) with windows2000(ntfs)

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    just use different partitions. i think it's possible. also use a program such as system commander for boot manager...

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    I jsut did a dual boot of Me and 2000 on DIFFERENT patition yesterday and it was ok...try to partition ur drive first, then install the 98/2K/NT on a DIFFERENT partition....see if it works

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    As long as you have different partitions you can have different file systems, the big restriction is that you will not be able to share files between the FAT32 and NTFS partitions.
    Give us more details about your WINNT install. Why can't you get it going??

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    It's possible, you just wont be able to access/read the drives that have the different File Allocation Table.
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    Got it... had to install nt4 before win2k and also get service pack 4. Triple-boot YAY!!!
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    win2k on using ntfs can read fat partitions, you can even run programs from that partition but you need to enter in all the preferences/stored info and stuff again.
    why would you want to use winNT when you have win2k?
    asdf?

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    Thanks for the help guyz, I want all 3 for practice as I'm not too far out of school and starting to forget stuff.
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    FYI:

    Win98 can read FAT and FAT32.

    NT4 can read FAT and NTFS formatted partitions, and FAT32 with a 3rd party driver.

    Win2000 can read FAT, FAT32, and NTFS.

    You can mix different file formats on the same PC, but you need different partitions.

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