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Windows 7: 2 oprating systems??

21 Jun 2010   #1
hewaz

windows XP
 
 
2 oprating systems??

i am considering having two operating systems on my comp, i have windows xp, and i want windows & as well, but not sure weather i should go with it???
i am thinking about creating another partition then installing it on that
1.is it a goo idea???
2. what is the easiest way about it??
my system specs are:

intel(R) Core(TM) 2 duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
3.00GB of ram
512mb graphics card
350GB hard drive


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21 Jun 2010   #2
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hewaz View Post
my system specs are:

intel(R) Core(TM) 2 duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
3.00GB of ram
512mb graphics card
350GB hard drive

But whats your question?
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21 Jun 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

yah you can install 2 operation system on it.
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21 Jun 2010   #4
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I used this tutorial setting up my dual boot configuration.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you don't have a floppy drive to load your SATA drivers during installation of XP you'll need this tutorial as well.
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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21 Jun 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

It's a good idea.

Here's a couple of tutorials that should help:

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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21 Jun 2010   #6
hewaz

windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
I used this tutorial setting up my dual boot configuration.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you don't have a floppy drive to load your SATA drivers during installation of XP you'll need this tutorial as well.
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
i wont be installing XP only windows 7, so i wont be needing the SATA drivers????
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21 Jun 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nope, just follow the "XP is installed first" part of this tut:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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21 Jun 2010   #8
hewaz

windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Nope, just follow the "XP is installed first" part of this tut:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
ummm one more thing.........will this slow my computer down???

thnx
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21 Jun 2010   #9
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I haven't noticed any difference on my machine.
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21 Jun 2010   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I despise dual boot systems, given the ease of rendering both inoperable. My suggestion would be to backup your XP install to an image, and then download the 90 day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise, if you don't have any Windows 7 discs already. Give it a shot and see how you like it. Then you can purchase Windows 7 and install your legit version...or roll back to Windows XP if, for some reason, you don't like it.
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