My HP computer has 1 hard drive, and 1 partition has the Windows Vista on it. One other partition is also a primary partition, which has the Recovery Data on it.
It is said that a hard drive can only have 4 primary partitions? In that case, can 3 other OS'es be installed on the computer? I hope to install:
- Windows 7 32-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit
It looks like 3 more primary partitions are needed -- is there a way around it? .
can you install Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, XP, etc, on extended partition? I used the Disk Management tool on Windows 7 and it won't initialize the 5th partition, saying it is too many, so how can it be made into extended?
also, a reason I wanted to install multiple OS'es is to see how fast programs run on them natively.