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Windows 7: multiple operating systems

12 Aug 2011   #11
jimjo16

windows xp professional
 
 

hi thanks c/drive has windows xp sp3 in it at the moment. partition D has my windows 7 ultimate sp1 32 bit on it. E/partition has nothing on it would i be better getting rid of windows xp on c/drive once i back everything up thanks


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12 Aug 2011   #12
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it was me but this is me Windows 7 would be the main booting system since it supersedes XP and I would run XP from within Windows 7 virtually and any other operating system your going to run.
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12 Aug 2011   #13
jimjo16

windows xp professional
 
 

hi again thanks for all replies im using windows 7 sp1 32bit all the time at bootup i get choice 7 or xp in my thread above i bought windows 7 ultimate 64bit last week i havent installed it yet
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12 Aug 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimjo16 View Post
hi how many operating systems can i run. at present i have windows 7 ultimate 32 bit running on my d/partition its 200gb in size. i also have windows xp sp3 home edition on c/drive.i also have E/partition on my pc its 220gb in size. my pc is capable of running windows 7 ultimate 64bit. i have 3GB memory [ram] my pc has amd sempron[tm]processor 3000 plus 1.8ghz. ive heard of a free program called VMware does anyone else have multiple operating systems running on there desktop pcs thank you
Hello Jimjo.


I can't remember right now how many can actually be booted from the HDD, I've had as many as seven different installs at one time though the Windows boot manager will only list 6 at a time, one of these was an attached bootable virtual HDD.

A virtual machine is much easier to use but if you are curious, have a go, you'll never know if you never try. .
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12 Aug 2011   #15
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Man BareFoot that's a lot of operating systems. lol
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12 Aug 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
Man BareFoot that's a lot of operating systems. lol

Hello mate, yeah it's a lot of work too but I enjoyed the experience and am glad I did it.
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12 Aug 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimjo16 View Post
hi whs thanks for reply is virtual box a freeware program is there tutorials on this program
Yes there are quite a few on the web. I had made one long time ago which may tell you about the basics. You can download the PDF from here (do not get confused by the title - it is more generic): https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=475a0...CA6D4035%21237
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