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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by no_spam@no_where.invalid, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. no_spam@no_where.invalid

    no_spam@no_where.invalid Flightless Bird

    I have a need to have more than on version of windows installed on my
    computer. I have heard that XP can do this. Where can I go to get
    the details on how to accomplish this. TIA

    Bill - NM
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  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    On 08/23/2010 04:09 PM, no_spam@no_where.invalid wrote:
    > I have a need to have more than on version of windows installed on my
    > computer. I have heard that XP can do this. Where can I go to get
    > the details on how to accomplish this. TIA
    >
    > Bill - NM



    You can install XP a second time

    but it needs to be installed on a second partition.

    Additionally you will need a second license

    are you sure you need a 2nd installation?
     
  3. Randem

    Randem Flightless Bird

    It might be better to just use a Virtual Machine if this is for testing
    purposes - Try Virtual PC 2007 SP1 -
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...22-6EB8-4A09-A7F7-F6C7A1F000B5&displaylang=en

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    >I have a need to have more than on version of windows installed on my
    > computer. I have heard that XP can do this. Where can I go to get
    > the details on how to accomplish this. TIA
    >
    > Bill - NM
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    no_spam@no_where.invalid wrote:
    > I have a need to have more than on version of windows installed on my
    > computer. I have heard that XP can do this. Where can I go to get
    > the details on how to accomplish this. TIA
    >
    > Bill - NM
     
  5. Stefan Patric

    Stefan Patric Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:09:16 -0600, no_spam wrote:

    > I have a need to have more than on version of windows installed on my
    > computer. I have heard that XP can do this. Where can I go to get the
    > details on how to accomplish this. TIA


    Yes, you can, but Windows doesn't work or play well with other OSes even
    itself. And you would be better off, too, using a third party Boot
    Manager. It would be easier (and safer) to use Virtual Machines. That
    way none of the OSes know about the others, they are 100% isolated, and
    you can run them all concurrently, if you have enough RAM.

    Someone suggested VirtualPC, but VirtualBox is better IMO. Of course,
    there's always the Rolls Royce of VMs--VMWare. Check your hardware to
    see if it meets the necessary minimum requirements for virtualization.


    Stef
     

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