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  • How to install two operating systems in one computer at the same time?

    How to install two operating systems in one computer at the same time?

    Any response will be appreciated.

  • #2
    Originally posted by sophielucky View Post
    How to install two operating systems in one computer at the same time?

    Any response will be appreciated.
    Do you need them running both at the same time or do you want to choose which operating system to go to at startup?

    It you want to run them side by side you need to install one of the operating systems on the physical computer then install a virtual machine such as VMWare. After that install the second OS on the virtual machine. If you want to run XP on Windows 7, so long as you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate you can run something called Windows XP Mode which is free from Microsoft.

    If you want to choose the "Dual Boot" option then install one OS then open the Disk utility function. Shrink the main drive and format the unused partition as NTFS. Then install the OS on the other partition. Once installed you should get a screen apear at startup asking which operating system to boot to.

    Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      If you want to install both operating systems, I recommend to you:
      1 Make a Hard Drive partition: the new partition has to have at least 20 Gb of free space 2 you can use a free software called EASEUS Partition Master
      3Then boot your PC from the Windows XP installation CD
      4 Install Windows XP in the new partition you just created

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      • #4
        you mean to say it is possible to install two operating system in one computer.

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        • #5
          if you want to install two operating system at the same time for that first you install first operating system and then install an virtual machine software "virtual-box" and then install another operating system,,you can use also both operating system at the same time..
          when you will get start your system there you will be provided an option for to select one operating system to start..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by guavasofts View Post
            if you want to install two operating system at the same time for that first you install first operating system and then install an virtual machine software "virtual-box" and then install another operating system,,you can use also both operating system at the same time..
            when you will get start your system there you will be provided an option for to select one operating system to start..

            Never knew this is possible with the help of a "virtual box" software.

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            • #7
              there are 2 types:
              virtualbox, or two real separate OS in your HDD..
              i prefer the second because it is separated from your primary OS thus no interference will happen each other

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              • #8
                but it will hang up your pc.

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                • #9
                  Make backup your existing file, Ensure that you have the installation disks for whatever operating systems you want to install, Check the disk allocation (if there is a one partition, then create room for two OS).

                  Install the 1st operating system to the first partition and then Install the other operating system on the second partition. Details in http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-...-same-computer

                  If necessary, configure the boot loader.
                  Test the dual-boot configuration.

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                  • #10
                    Mark, this thread is 20 months old and the last response was 8 months ago.
                    Cat-herder Extraordinaire

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                    • #11
                      well um running 3 os at the same time with Microsoft Virtual Pc,,, Win xp, Win 7, Win server 2003

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                      • #12
                        To use or to install 2 Operating systems.First of all during installation, install one O.S in one Hard drive and install Second O.S in other drive. While Starting the PC the Boot Screen will ask to use which O.S to enter. Select the desired O.S and press Enter.

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                        • #13
                          You can't install both in the same time. You need to install both in different time and can boot it same time and easy to switch from one to another one fast.

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