Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Triple booting XP/7/Ubuntu - your advice please!


04 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Triple booting XP/7/Ubuntu - your advice please!

Hi everybody, this is my very first post!

My Dell XPS Studio 1640 laptop currently has installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I have a project this weekend to set up my PC with triple boot (XP/7/Linux)

Partly to ensure I can go back to my original setup, I purchased a full Macrium Reflect licence to make a back up of my Windows 7 installation. I bought the full version so that I could have the Windows PE restore facility as well as the standard Linux based one.

I will be using the following guide as a starting point: Installing and Triple-booting Windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

However, if at all possible, I would like to use Macrium Reflect to restore my original Windows 7 system to the second partition rather than having to install Windows 7 from scratch and then re-installing all my (many) applications!

Please let me know if this is possible and tell me of any things I need to take special care about.

Many thanks in advance!

-- white were wolf

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your[Quote]I have a project this weekend to set up my PC with triple boot (XP/7/Linux)[Quote]

I am taking this as PC=desktop not notebook.
My advice would be to use three HD one for each OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks theog. As stated in my post this is a laptop, so separate HDDs is not really an option.

Anyway, my real question is can I use Macrium Reflect to restore my original Windows 7 installation into the new partition?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Triple booting XP/7/Ubuntu - your advice please!




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Triple booting XP/7/Ubuntu - your advice please!
Thread Forum
Triple Boot? Windows, Ubuntu, and Backtrack Installation & Setup
In a HEAP of Trouble - Windows 7/8/Ubuntu Triple Boot Installation & Setup
Solved Need RAM advice (mixing dual & triple channel) Hardware & Devices
Triple Partition: XP Pro x86, W7 Pro x64, and Ubuntu 10.04 Installation & Setup
Removing XP from Windows 7, Ubuntu triple boot Installation & Setup
Triple Boot Set-up, Installation Advice Please? Installation & Setup
Some questions about triple booting 7/Vista/XP Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33