Please indulge me, but I want Windows 98 SE on my Dell Inspiron 530 computer.
I bought a WD SATA 500 GB drive for that express purpose inasmuch as I read that for dual-booting it’s best to have separate, individual drives.
I have one drive I use to boot into Vista, and another drive to boot into Windows XP.
I have several programs, at least parts of which will only run on Windows 98.
AFTER I opened the new drive’s box, I noticed compatibility - Windows 7, Vista/XP, 2000. No mention of ME or Windows 98.
I understand and can create a partition on the new drive for Windows 98 SE and can put my few Win 98 programs there. I can use the other space (separate partitions) for other data, but I really want my “special” Win 98 programs to work.
Can I set up the new drive as a boot device into Win 98 or am I going to run into problems?
Although the Win 98 stuff is in a special partition, is there any likelihood of it messing up data on other physical or logical discs?
BTW, I learned that I cannot boot from a USB device. Otherwise the problem would be solved.