Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.

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Is it possible to boot Vista from vhd using Windows 7 boot manager?

I have a live Vista system which I want to upgrade to Windows 7. However, I don't want to break everything and ideally want to be able to rollback if Windows 7 would take longer time to configure (i ...
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Installing Windows 7 on an empty partition, while maintaining an existing linux install

I'm surprised this hasn't been asked, so here goes. I'm got an empty partition on my main boot disk, and I'd like to install Win7 onto it. The drive is currently set up with an 8 GB swap, 70 GB for ...
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Is BootPicker Snow Leopard compatible?

I have Windows 7 installed using bootcamp and I'd like to see a menu (for about 5 secs) on system startup to choose which OS to run. BootPicker is exactly what I want, but no screen appears on ...
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Can I run Linux as dual-boot AND virtualized on Windows 7?

I can run Windows on my Apple laptop exclusively (through bootcamp) or through virtualization (through Parallels). A great feature is to take a running Windows bootcamp session, 'pause' it and ...
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Installing Windows 7 destroyed my dual boot setup

I have a laptop on which I have two drives with separate Windows XP installs, one barebones for music production, the other "normal" Windows XP with Office etc. (unfortunately the bios won't give a ...
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Partition became RAW after accessing with Linux

I have a portable HDD that is split into 2 NTFS partitions. For some reason, when I booted Linux (Ubuntu) to clean a locked virus on each partition, mounting was fine, and the virus was deleted. I ...
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How do I move the Windows 7 Boot Files (bootmgr, …) to a different drive?

I wanted a dual-boot setup. So first I installed Windows 7 on the 1st partition of one hard drive (we'll call it HDD1), and then I went to install Ubuntu 9.10 on the second partition of HDD1. ...
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Trying to chainload Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Ubuntu with grub

I was running out of space on my internal drive, so I bought a new drive and I am trying to take all the files from my old internal drive and put them on my new drive. Including the OS that was ...
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Windows 7 boot issues

Ok, I tried to install linux and dual boot my laptop with 7 ultimate. I messed up. When I tried to boot to 7 it said no. Something along the lines of device not found. So I being young and stupid I ...
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Will installing Windows 7 on top of Ubuntu / Vista machine wipe out the Ubuntu boot menu?

I remember some time ago installing Vista on a new partition of a "Ubuntu / Vista" machine, and the Ubuntu boot menu was gone? So now there is a machine with Vista and a few Ubuntu installations ...
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Minimum disk space for Windows 7/VS2010/Expression 3 etc

I'm about to boot camp my at home PC (a Mac, if not obvious) with the intention of only doing some .NET development on it. I have about 60GB to work with, so only want enough room for the Windows ...
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Overwriting Windows Xp partition with Windows 7

I have a laptop triple booted with Opensuse 11.1,XP Pro and Windows Vista. Now I want to overwrite the XP partition with Windows 7. Currently grub is the first bootloader , then once I choose Windows ...
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since 1 hard drive is limited to 4 primary partitions, how about using 1 primary and 10 extended partitions instead?

It seems that a hard drive is limited to 4 primary partitions, so if the 4 primary partitions are Vista, Recovery data, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit and no more primary partition can be added ...
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Installing Windows 7 after Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 7 from scratch as triple-boot system Can anyone direct me to a link or describe the procedure of what has to be done to ...
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Can a Mac with Boot Camp support multiple Windows?

Can a Mac with Boot Camp support multiple Windows? Such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 64 bit all on the same machine.
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Which is a good choice for a hobbyist / experiment machine?

I plan to buy a hobbyist machine which can install various Windows and Linux. Currently there is the HP $319 machine with an AMD processor, and some $479 and $579 HP or Dell models with Quad core or ...
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Can a PC with 1 hard drive have 5 partitions be able to boot up XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, together with a disk recovery partition?

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 ...
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installing windows xp in windows 7 from HDD w/o CD-Rom

How do I Install my windows XP (iso format) in my windows 7 and it's source is from my Hard Drive. I have no CD-Rom (It's broken), no Thumb Drive and No extra Computer or laptop. Any Idea How to ...
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XP installation after Vista

I installed XP on my laptop after having already installed Vista and I can't boot from Vista any more. How to solve this problem?
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Booting Linux breaks Windows Aero in dual-boot

I got a weird problem here: I have a notebook with a 9700M GT card, and Windows 7 final/Ubuntu 9.10 in Dual-Boot. Booting Ubuntu works fine, graphics output is good, I got compositing -- using the ...
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Triple boot problem: XP x Seven x Ubuntu

This was my HD setup one week ago: sda1: EXT4 => / (Ubuntu root) sda2: NTFS => Windows XP C: sda5: EXT4 => /home sda6: SWAP sda7: NTFS => All my files like music videos etc ...
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Replace dual-XP installs with single-XP install and repartition drive?

The Current Situation I have a hard drive that currently is split up like so: Primary Partition C: 9.77 GB NTFS Healthy (System) with XP Pro (in Polish) installed ...
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Ubuntu option vanishes after setting up windows XP(?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: [GRUB Problem] Dual Boot Ubuntu - XP (Ubuntu Installed First) I have installed both windows XP as well as Ubuntu 9.04 on my machine.I can choose between them using dual ...
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How to make a dual boot Windows Xp drive and Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which should I install first, Windows XP or Windows 7? I want to make a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows XP. Now I installed Windows 7 64bit edition and found ...
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Why am I having trouble loading Ubuntu alongside Windows as an application?

I have two good CD ISO files. Both load OK, but when I boot to Ubuntu the screen is fragmented by dozens of white lines. Program works but is useless. I'm running Windows XP SP3 on D201GLY MB, ...
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Grub problem with dual boot Ubuntu & XP (Ubuntu installed first)

I had Ubuntu installed and I installed XP. I tried to be able to dual boot them by running an Ubuntu live cd and running ~ $ sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) But now when I ...
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Triple boot Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 on 13" Macbook Pro

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (5,5) running Snow Leopard that I would like to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10 on. I am running an 80 GB Intel X-25M as my primary drive and I want to ...
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Fix Windows boot order

I have Windows XP, and I installed Windows 7 to my D: partition. In Windows 7 I changed the timeout to 0 and default to 'Windows XP' from bcdedit. Now I can't see the OS selection at my startup. It ...
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How to resize a Windows Vista partition to use the extra space for dual-booting with Fedora using GRUB?

I just got a new laptop and it came pre-installed with a Windows Vista. But I am a Fedora user. Now, it would be easy for me to just remove Vista and use the entire disk space for Fedora. But the ...
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Testing different OS's with multiboot and Windows Home Server

I'm comfortable installing OS's, but I've never done much with multiboot. I want to test some software that I'm writing against multiple OS's, but VM isn't a great option, as my software uses USB ...
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Dual-Boot Error. Grub said “Error 18”

For years I've been working with my PC having a dual boot windows/linux (Suse 9.3). Today, things have changed. Grub said : Grub loading stage 1.5 Grub loading, please wait... Error 18 and nothing ...
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Can a Virus Enter via Ubuntu and affect Windows in dual boot?

I have a Windows XP Pro dual booting with Ubuntu Jaunty Jackelope on a single hard drive. On Windows XP I have a Eset NOD 32 while on Ubuntu I have no antivirus installed. While working on the ...
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How to fix GRUB after Windows breaks it, and how to edit the GRUB menu

I had Windows XP and Ubuntu both installed. I could easily boot into either until Windows "fixed" the bootloader so that it now only boots into Windows. I guess there is no way to prevent Windows ...
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Which command can I use overwrite the boot loader?

Grub was installed onto my machine as part of an Ubuntu installation. I'm now reverting my machine to be Windows only, and so no longer require the Grub boot loader. How do I remove Grub?
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dual booting xp and windows 7

I have a c drive and a d drive...the only thing on my d drive is My Documents...can I move this folder and all of its contents to my c drive and format the d drive so I can install Windows 7 on it and ...
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How to repartition my drive for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows

I need to repartition my drive so that I can dual boot windows and Ubuntu. I have an older laptop so I need to have the kernel in a BIOS accessible partion. With my current partition layout as done ...
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Windows 7 boot manager

I have Windows 7 installed as my main operating system on my machine and recently installed Hyper V Server on a separate hard disk. Now I have realised that I don't use Hyper V as much as I thought I ...
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Ubuntu dual boot and grub error 18

I've attempted to install 9.04 on an older toshiba laptop with a new 300GB drive and am getting the dreaded Grub error 18 that indicates that grub is looking beyond the bios readable area of the HD ...
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Is there any practical reason to dual-boot Linux alongside Windows? [closed]

I am planning on getting an extra hard drive for my Windows tower, and am thinking about trying out Linux again as a dual-boot. However, I can't really think of any pros to this, only cons: More ...
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Is it possible to enable hibernation when dual booting Windows?

I'd love to be able to hibernate one Windows instance, boot into another, then switch back to the first instance and have it resume my hibernated state. Is there some sort of hack or software product ...
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Dual boot 32 bit and 64 bit Windows

I plan on leaving XP professional on my C drive...then installing Windows 7 professional on my D drive....therefore having a dual boot system...Can I install the Windows 7 as a 64 bit operating system ...
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Dual booting from Windows 7 hard disk and a Windows 7 VHD file

I have Windows 7 Enterprise edition installed on my laptop on the real physical hard disk. Now I want to create a vhd partition on the c:\ root directory and be able to dual boot into my real machine ...
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How can I “dual-boot” both Windows XP and Windows 7 from a partitioned hard drive?

I have a 750 GB hard drive that is partitioned into C and D drives. I am running XP Professional. I will be installing Windows 7. Can I install different operating systems on different drives? XP-c ...
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Install Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard on multiple partitions

I have a mac I want to partition so I can have three versions of OS X to choose to boot into. Before I go try stuff, I wanted to check if someone has done it or knows a handy way to do this which ...
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Installing 64-bit Ubuntu alongside 32-bit Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit processor in my PC, but because of worries over application compatibility, up until now I have been using 32-bit Ubuntu (and 32-bit Vista because Dell wouldn't sell me 64-bit with my ...
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Ubuntu : blank screen while boooting from windows XP CD

I have ubuntu installed. This is the output of $sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = ...
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MacBook Pro Dual Boot Snow Leopard and Windows 7 [closed]

what are the best guides out there to do this. just got a MBP today (my first mac) and I'm a complete noob with it.
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Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition

I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to ...
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Configuring NTLDR so that I can dual boot without using grub?

I recovered my windows and in the process I lost the grub for ubuntu 9 . Now i want to change NTLDR so that i can dual boot. Can anyone help?
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How to install Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 7 from scratch as triple-boot system

I'm currently running Windows XP, but have ordered Windows 7. I want to keep Windows XP on a separate partition, and install Ubuntu as well. In which order should I install the OSs, and is there ...