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Windows 7: OK to do clean re-install windows7 drive C:? Affect other partitions?

26 Mar 2013   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's a little cleaner to have them on separate HDs installed with the other unplugged, but that's not always possible so multi-booting on the same HD is pretty easy and will normally configure itself when you install the newest OS last.
Ok Greg I was just curious as to why though I have this picture in my mind what little is left of a drive with 10 installs of 7 on it - there seems to be no point to it.

Perhaps I am missing something perhaps you can have more than one at a time running

Personally I would stick the second install on a SSD and get rid of the other partition and just use the BIOS to boot to which drive you want to boot from - which I am testing out as of now with four drives and four different OS's.

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26 Mar 2013   #12
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The vast majority of Multi Boots are with Linux, XP, Vista or now Win8.

Most cases of multi-booting one or more Win7 copies are test installs for various purposes. Right now I am testing SIW2's new SP2 mock-up created from all the updates since SP1, so I have it Dual-Booting on a second Win7 partition. It's worked out so well I am setting it up and within a few days will probably delete my old SP1 install and recover the partition space into the new OS.

There are also a whole legion of multi-booters who only like doing so using Virtual Machines, which doesn't appeal to others because it often is on a smaller window within the host OS window.
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