November 24, 2000, 12:00 AM — Here is a question from reader Dave K.:
"I am thinking about adding win98 to my workstation. Presently, it has
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation sp6. The computer is a Pentium II, 400MHz
with 64KB RAM, and a 4.6GB hard drive. It is part of an eight PC
network running NT. I want to add another HD, and put Win 98 on it.
Should I disable the Windows NT 4.0 Workstation hard drive and install
Win 98 on the new drive, then make it dual boot after? Or, should I
install it first, then set it up with Win 98 for dual booting? Or
should I just go out and buy the Win 2000 upgrade, so I can use the USB
ports? The USB being what I want to use it for."
If gaining access to the USB ports were the only reason for adding Win
98, we would opt for the Windows 2000 Professional upgrade instead.
Make sure all your Windows NT 4.0 Workstation software will run in
Windows 2000 Professional first though. If you do decide to install
Windows 98, we suggest installing Windows 98 first (using FAT16) and
then installing Windows NT 4.0 Workstation. This process is the
standard MS approach.