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Can a dual boot be created for 2 installs of Win7??? Experts only...
I have a client that wants to setup an office laptop that will also be used in the field. Due to confidentiality reasons I cannot get into specifics, but when in the office the machine needs a specific network setup (Machine name/workgroup/etc) and specific software installed... when functioning in the field this laptop needs an entirely different setup for the network and different software installed.
Is there anyway I can dual boot between 2 unique seperate installs and setups of Windows 7? I have never tried this... what do you all think?
I know I could do this with XP and 7... but we just started phasing out all XP machines.
Your thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated!
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|29 Sep 2011||#2|
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You can easy install a second windows 7 on a free partition. The dual boot will be created automatically during install. Later rename boot menu entries say "office" and "field".
You can later even hide one of the boot entries (the confidential) and create a keyboard shortcut for loading the "hidden" office installation so even if computer gets in foreign hands it would be hard to get into the confidential installation.
See this - Custom Bootstrap Actions - create shortcut to loaders.
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