Running two OS in one system

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Can I install two OS in one system will harm the system? Do I need higher capacity ram to run them?

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Running two OS in one system

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Hey Carson fernandez!

Basically it depends on the installation of your Operating System, whether you are installing the OS to dual boot or installing the OS by using VM (Virtual Machine).

Let us have a look on both of them.

When we install dual boot Operating System it means that both windows will take space in only hard disk. However we can run only one window at one time so there will be no impact on the RAM. And it will not make your PC slow. There is no need of increasing the RAM capacity.

On the other hand if you use VM for installing Operating System then you can run both windows at a time. In this case you need to increase the capacity of your RAM.

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Yes, of course, you can install two operating systems on your computer making it boot on multiple platforms. But it would be easier if you will do this on a computer using the same brand of operating system but different editions or versions like Windows Millennium, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Doing this on different platform brands like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X would be more complicated. Doing this doesn’t really harm the system but will even expand your computing capabilities because you can access different operating systems with just a restart of the computer.

But, of course, to transform your machine into multi-boot system, your computer needs to meet at least the minimum system requirements of both operating systems not only one. If your computer is already running on Microsoft Windows XP and you want to add another operating system let’s say Microsoft Windows Vista, your computer’s hardware specifications should also meet the system specifications of Windows Vista.

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