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Creating a bootable disc from an ISO file

I am trying to create a bootable DVD disc from an ISO file I downloaded from this website: Ye Olde SteamOSe. My goal is to dual boot this OS on a desktop(32-bit) I have, but I haven't been able to ...
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Partitioning a hard drive

Is there a way to split a hard drive into more than 4 primary partitions? I am installing multiple OSs, and it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to do this. My hard drive is 1TB.
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Want to dual boot: Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 13.10, but can't boot from flash drive and hard drive is reported as “full”

PC won't boot "bootable" flash drives. Hard drive is "full" and "140TB". ⠀Goal: Dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 13.10, have functional hard drive Question may {contain, miss} (ir)relevant ...
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Dual Boot At the Same Time

Assume I have a Linux host, with Windows-7 installed in a partition on the same drive. Is it possible to boot into Linux, save its state to memory (Hibernate, essentially) then boot up Windows right ...
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Can I install Windows 8 and Windows xp sp2 in single pc? [duplicate]

I want to install Windows 8 and Windows xp sp2 in single PC. Is this Possible. DualOperating Systems in single pc.
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1answer
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Cannot switch between 2 operating systems [duplicate]

Guyz... I've installed two OS i.e. Win 8 and a Debian distro. First I installed the debian one and then partitioned some free space for WIN 8 and then installed Win 8. The problem here arises that ...
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How can I force the boot menu to always show up at start up without pressing F10?

I have Visual Studio 2010 installed on Windows 7 on one hard disk and Visual Studio 2012 installed on Windows 7 on another hard disk in the same computer. When I start up my system, I want the boot ...
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3answers
157 views

How can I install Windows without uninstalling existing Linux?

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on a single drive. How can I install XP without uninstalling Lubuntu 12.10?
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2answers
634 views

Installing Windows 7 and Windows 8 in same partition

I have Windows 7 installed on my pc. In c:\ I want to install Wwindows 8 on the same drive as I have created the partition size as 350 Gb. I want to keep both Windows installations on the same ...
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0answers
104 views

Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I make my computer ask me which OS I want to load while booting?

I have 2 hard disk, one with one partition with OS, and the other with 2 partitions, one with OS and the other one whithout. I want to be able to decide which OS I want to load each time I boot the ...
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1answer
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Problems with uninstallation of windows 8

I installed windows 8's developer preview version dual boot with win 7 ultimate. I put my win 8's partition to 11 GB (almost), but now when I try to uninstall the win 8 it dont allow me to uninstall ...
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How many active partition a hard drive may have?

If a primary partition contains operating system then it is marked as active, so if we have more than one OS in different primary partition then more than one partition must be marked as active. So ...
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2answers
112 views

Do you need a boot loader to install Windows and mulltiple linux distros on one computer?

I usually dualboot Windows and Ubuntu, but I am getting a new laptop and I plan to install Windows, Ubuntu and other distros (might try arch for example) on the harddrive. Do I need to install a ...
0
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1answer
123 views

Multiple boot and file sharing options

I am about to set up a dual/triple boot system on a 750gig macbook pro and was wanting to know my options in regards to file sharing options between the operating systems--primarily to share my music ...
3
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1answer
867 views

How to create bootable USB flash drive with more than one installation O.S.? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a multiboot USB key? What I want to do is to get Windows 7 installation (both x64 + x86) XP installation SP3 HBCD All together in 1 USB flash drive. Is ...
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2answers
198 views

How to install drivers when changing operating system from Linux to Windows 7 [closed]

I have bought new hp pro book 4530s which came with Linux OS, now if I want to remove that I have learned that by installing windows drivers wont work? Will it be that way and if so how can I install ...
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1answer
180 views

In a multi-boot setup, does defragmenting from one OS affect the whole drive, or only its partition?

In other words, does defragmentation have to be done on each OS separately?
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1answer
394 views

Dual boot with ubuntu and windows 7

Recently I bought Dell vostro 1550 model which was shipped with Ubuntu os. But now I want to install Windows 7 also along with Ubuntu. I am having single 320 gb hdd on which Ubuntu installed. Now I ...
2
votes
2answers
323 views

Install Ubuntu along Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed on my PC. Now I need to install Ubuntu as a second OS. I googled the same and got some sites that give the option of installing either by downloading Ubuntu, making a CD and ...
1
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1answer
175 views

Booting into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP in dual boot

I had a Windows 7 only system with a C: and D: partition. Windows 7 was on C: and no OS was on D:. I then installed Windows XP in D:. Now when I boot my computer I go directly in Windows XP. How do ...
2
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1answer
172 views

Simple way for installing multiple operational systems and boot between it?

I need to install Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and CentOS on a single computer. I am aware of virtualization but it would be better for my situation to install each OS and just switch between ...
0
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3answers
2k views

OS with the fastest boot up time [closed]

I use my laptop for presentations and meetings and the boot up time is quite embarrassing. Normally I just start it up before the meeting on my way in but I don't think its good for the lifetime of ...
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1answer
509 views

OS Isolation: Virtualization or Dual-Boot Duplication, a General How To?

I want to isolate my windows 7 operating system and I have looked into virtualization. This should work with Linux, however, I do want to still have a way to run windows 7 securely, but without ...
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1answer
481 views

How to dual OS 32-bit/64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate

I have a problem with regards to my nVidia driver not running on 64-bit. I decided to install both 32-bit and 64-bit on my ASUS K42JC (4GB RAM upgrade) in order to function the nVidia on the 32-bit. ...
2
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1answer
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Installing Multiple OS on external hard drive

I have only 200Gb of hard disk space on my laptop. But I want to be able to boot multiple OS on it. With the use of an external hard drive. I prefer to install: Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Mint Windows XP ...
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1answer
85 views

Ubuntu-phobic desktop refuses to recognize ubuntu install

Question: Why does my computer not recognize ubuntu when I try to install it? Info: I'm trying to get Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to install on to my desktop. I'm duel booting it with windows XP for gaming ...
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2answers
169 views

remove secondary OS

I have a dualboot system with 2 editions of Win Vista, a 64x version (which I'm currently using) and a 32bit edition which I don't use anymore. I wondered if I just formatted the partition with the ...
2
votes
2answers
550 views

How can I have a multi-bootable USB KEY that has installers for many different OS's?

I own 4 different computers which I often shuffle the primary OS's around on. I specifically use Windows 7 Enterprise (work laptop) Windows 7 Ultimate (my primary desktop) Windows XP (my old laptop) ...
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2answers
765 views

How to install an OS on a external hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Multiple OS on external hard drive I made a little research before coming here. And found out that I need to disconnect all internal hard drive before ...
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2answers
256 views

How to run multiple operating systems on a single computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Dual Booting Linux and Windows XP Booting Multiple Operating Systems I have a machine with Windows on it, and I would like to be able to reboot to Linux. I am ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How can I do multi-boot with XOSL?

I have seen someone using XOSL to do multi-boot. Actually, this is my first time messing up with multiple OS. Do you guys have any tutorials or guides for me to learn? Assuming that I am using a ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Maximum number of OS in a single hard disk

I currently have a triple-boot setup in one dev machine (OSX/Win/Linux). I wonder how many more could I install. I know Windows needs a primary partition, and Linux could be installed in an extended ...
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2answers
1k views

MacBook and multiple OS's

I just got a new MacBook yesterday. I am not a stranger to Apple or virtualization or anything. I am looking for the best advice to run OS X, Windows and Linux and share a common data partition ...
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3answers
1k views

How to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows XP with Windows 7 installed first?

What steps must you take to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows XP when you have Windows 7 installed first?
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2answers
271 views

Windows 2000 uninstall on a dual-boot 2000/XP system

While several questions have already been answered about removing an OS from a dual-booting machine, most refer to Windows 7 vs. Linux/Vista/XP. I have Windows 2000 installed on my older hard drive ...
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7answers
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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 ...
2
votes
2answers
252 views

change drive letters in triple boot

i currently triple boot vista (c drive), xp (e drive) and linux (drive doesnt show up in windows) My data is on d drive. I want to get rid of vista installation and move xp to c drive (make default ...
2
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3answers
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Install Second OS on my Laptop

I want to install a second OS on my Development Laptop so I can Play around with the new Lab Mananger in TFS 2010. (It uses Hyper V and needs to be install on actual hardware to be able to use it (ie ...