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This article describes dual-booting between Microsoft Windows NT Workstation andMicrosoft Windows 95.
If you have Windows 95 installed and then install Windows NT Workstation4.0, the Windows NT boot loader menu is displayed when you start yourcomputer after Windows NT Workstation installation is complete. Windows NTWorkstation starts by default. To start Windows 95, select MicrosoftWindows from the Windows NT boot loader menu.
If you have Windows NT Workstation 4.0 installed and then install Windows95, the Windows NT boot loader appears when you start your computer afterWindows 95 installation is complete. To retain the NT boot loader afterinstalling Windows 95, the system must have been booted to MS-DOS from theNT boot menu, not from a DOS diskette. Windows NT Workstation starts bydefault. To start Windows 95, select MS-DOS from the Windows NT bootloader menu.
For information about troubleshooting dual-boot between Windows NTWorkstation and Windows 95, see the following article in the MicrosoftKnowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 136547 TITLE : Restoring Windows NT Dual Boot After Installing Windows 95
For information about upgrading from Windows 95 to Windows NT Workstation4.0, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 154418 TITLE : Cannot Upgrade Windows 95 to Windows NT Workstation 4.0
For addition information about dual-booting in Windows NT, see thefollowing article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 102873 TITLE : BOOT.INI and ARC Path Naming Conventions and Usage
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