If you loaded XP into a different partition rather than over the top of your
existing Win98 partition then you will have to install all your software
while inside XP. This is because each OS has its own system registry which
contains vital information about installed software. If you have not yet
installed your applications in XP then it doesn't know that they exist.
If you had upgraded over the top of your existing Win98 partition then it
would have merged the Win98 registry into its own, thus giving you access to
your applications without having to re-install tem. You would not, however,
be able to boot into Win98 separately from XP.
Hope this helps.
> > Brief History: I loaded Windows XP on my machine. During a
> > software update with the MS website, we took a power
> > outage and lost the transmission. After that, we could not
> > re-boot the machine. I booted with WIn 98, loaded Win 98,
> > and then upgraded to Windows XP. Now the WIndows XP is
> > working but it does not recognize the software that was on
> > the machine prior. I still see the software out there.
> > Question: How do I get Windows XP to recognize the
> > existing software I loaded the first time with XP (ie. MS
> > Outlookm MS Word, Palm Desktop, etc.) without having to re-
> > load the software and risk losing the data - not to
> > mention the hard drive space I am eating up with 2 OS's.
> > Thanks!
> > Curtis