Can I run two operating system in same computer?

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I want to run two operating systems in my computer. But I don’t know how to do it. Someone please help me by describing the way to do this. I need to use windows XP and Windows 7 in my computer. Do I need two different hard drives to do this? I really need help.

 

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Can I run two operating system in same computer?

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Now, with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, you can download and install a second operating system so that they both can run on the same computer simultaneously. For more information, read below.

This is a much less intrusive than it is, to wipe your system completely. One of the two systems operates in the manner of establishing two separate partitions for your computer to be split. Again, this will cause complete loss of all the programs data, settings, email and everything on your computer. If you only have one hard drive that you use to do this, re-partition your hard disk drive (HDD) to overcome the many different operating systems to use to want to have multiple partitions based on boot up.

A partition installed on Windows XP. Always install the old operating system (OS) first to get this working correctly.

If it is a Windows XP desktop, simply insert the setup DVD and Windows Vista to run. When Vista is installed, you ask where to install it. Just for an apartment select to install it. Installation being completed without interference from your side is essential. It is automatically set up, when you first start to create the dual boot menu.

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Can I run two operating system in same computer?

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Hello!

You can install two operating systems in your computer. You don’t have to have two different hard drives, one HD would do. You would just have to divide your HD into partitions. You can have up to 4 partitions if you want. When you say "partition" it is a part of your hard disk that would function separately from the other partitions. Each of the partitions made can have a different format/OS and a different hard drive letter/name.

If you already have one of the operating systems running in your computer then you would just have to resize the partition of your hard disk to provide space to be able to create a new partition for the second operating system that you want to install. For Windows XP, you'll need "GParted" (a third party application) to create a new partition on your HD. For the steps on how to create a partition for Windows XP, follow this link, partition on HD Windows.

With the created new partition, you can now install Windows 7 on that same partition.

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