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Windows 7: Simultaneous Operating Systems

03 Nov 2009   #1
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Simultaneous Operating Systems

As the title says, I am curious as to how many OSes people have installed at the same time on a single machine. Currently, I have 4, but I hope to increase that to 7 by installing Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit and 64-bit and also XP Professional 32-bit (when I get round to it, that is).
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03 Nov 2009   #2
TechieJustin

Leopard (not Snow), Vista Ultimate 64, XP 64
 
 

The only OS for me.


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03 Nov 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I virtualize a lot of machines for testing....but I don't usually have a need for multiple versions of Windows on any 1 machine. So, for me it's usually 2 OS's. 1 Windows and 1 Linux.
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03 Nov 2009   #4
TechieJustin

Leopard (not Snow), Vista Ultimate 64, XP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I virtualize a lot of machines for testing....but I don't usually have a need for multiple versions of Windows on any 1 machine. So, for me it's usually 2 OS's. 1 Windows and 1 Linux.

I'm not a fan of the dual boot.
If I dual booted I would sit there for ten minuted trying to decide which OS to go into.
I wold also want the ability to read and write each and every partition from either OS.
Reading ext3, hfs+ from Win*.* is fairly slow - from what I understand.
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03 Nov 2009   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Does Apple have an OS?

Yes, you just cannot have enough OS's in today's world. I have VM Ware with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Opensuse, XP Pro, and Vista. Oh, almost forget I have my old G5 Mac that will not run Snow Leopard Apple's lose.

Just notice that with this thread I have reached 666
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03 Nov 2009   #6
TechieJustin

Leopard (not Snow), Vista Ultimate 64, XP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Does Apple have an OS?

Yes, you just cannot have enough OS's in today's world. I have VM Ware with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Opensuse, XP Pro, and Vista. Oh, almost forget I have my old G5 Mac that will not run Snow Leopard Apple's lose.

Just notice that with this thread I have reached 666

My undergrad degree is comp sci - so I'm thrilled to have a unix like OS underneath all this "Aqua."
Delete a bunch of files and bypass the Trash? rm *docx

The only crashes I have had were with Firefox and Microsoft Office. However, I normally use NeoOffice; MS Office 2008 is on there in case I have a compatibility issue with a classmate.
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05 Nov 2009   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've had as many as seven booting in the past though I believe the boot menu will only list 6, here's where I'm at now and before anyone wonders both instances of W7 are activated with a legit key.

I still haven't bothered to figure out how to disable the IR flash.


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05 Nov 2009   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I only have two :
Vista Home Premium 32-bits; I use it as my "secure" system. I mean, it has its Service Pack 2 and ready to roll if I need to back up my data of my second partition which has obviously :
Windows 7 RC 7100 : The RC hasn't an infinite lifespan that is why I always have Vista handy in case I didn't have to get Win7 RTM by March.
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06 Nov 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

I still haven't bothered to figure out how to disable the IR flash.
Sorry, OT, but Ted, maybe look in the cameras settings for Red Eye Removal, and turn it off. Should disable the IR flash.
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06 Nov 2009   #10
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
As the title says, I am curious as to how many OSes people have installed at the same time on a single machine. Currently, I have 4, but I hope to increase that to 7 by installing Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit and 64-bit and also XP Professional 32-bit (when I get round to it, that is).
How big is your HD?
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