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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Windows XP, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 9x/Me

Although it might be uncommon, it is possible to create a setup using all three of these operating systems. Take the following approach:

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Create three partitions (or four if you want a separate data partition). You can create these partitions on one or two hard drives, or three if you have that many.
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If you decide you want a data partition, make it FAT16 because NT 4.0 can't see FAT32. FAT16 is the one common denominator. See Table 4.4 for a suggested layout. As you can see from the table, we're suggesting using FAT16 for all the partitions to ensure maximum compatibility and the least amount of drive letter shifting.
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Install Windows 9x/Me in the first partition. If asked whether you want to ...

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