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Windows 7: Having fun with Zorin

24 Feb 2013   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
No, Zorin is not my dog or my Russian girlfriend...
So, you have a dog and a Russian girlfriend?
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24 Feb 2013   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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24 Feb 2013   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks, I have redone the video. The original verion was not so good. The worst was the upload to YouTube. The video is about 500MBs and it took forever.
Ok mate I didn't think that video was that bad really it had good graphic quality and the sound I could hear and I am half deaf
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24 Feb 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What you saw was actually already the remake. The one before that was not so good. I am glad you have no audio problems. Some guys had this problem but with the Equalizer setting it worked OK.
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24 Feb 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is their a reason one couldn't install this new operating system on a internal hard drive partition and tinker with it. Install a anti virus program and firewall. Just test it for the possibility that one could on the fly go back and forth with Windows 7 on one partition and Zorin on the other partition without changing boot options.
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Here is what I'm dreaming of.
1. Start computer normally in Windows 7 partition C and Zorin installed on partition Z.
2. Have a option (kind of like starting a program) to start Zorin and use it and it's programs even if you don't have matching programs on the Windows 7 partition.
3. No VM
4. Go back and forth between both operating systems just by minimizing or closing Zorin and restart Zorin as a program when wanted.
I do dream a lot.
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Another dream.
Installing Zoren like a program on the same partition as Windows 7 and just using it like a program that doesn't interfere with the operation or booting of Windows 7 but will complement Windows 7 just like a good program should when opened.
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25 Feb 2013   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sort of what I was going to try only I am using a test machine with three drives hooked up each with it own OS on 7 XP and Zorin.

Just wondering if I would have to set the boot order for each or not
(The XP is purely for helping me on fixes)
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25 Feb 2013   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Another dream.
Installing Zoren like a program on the same partition as Windows 7 and just using it like a program that doesn't interfere with the operation or booting of Windows 7 but will complement Windows 7 just like a good program should when opened.
What you are describing has already been done with Ubuntu using the WUBI installer - as far as I am aware, only Ubuntu has ever done this.

Read more:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

Video:
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25 Feb 2013   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the video and info Golden. Very interesting.
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25 Feb 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jack, What you are talking about is a double boot (except for Wubi which is a special case). But there is nothing easier than running in virtual.

With double boot you have to bring e.g. Win7 down and then boot Zorin which is very inconvenient. Zorin is a full operating system and has to be treated like e.g. Windows 8.

Just think of your scenario with Windows 8 - would that work ??
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25 Feb 2013   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think I understand. Zorin is treated like another operating system not another installed program. Thank you.
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