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Running two Operating Systems with one PC?

Post by stinkfist on Sat 10 Jul 2010, 5:32 pm

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I am getting ready to use a SSD drive as my main drive. I have a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb as my main drive right now. Should I just keep the W7 OS that is on there now and use it as a backup or should I wipe the drive clean and use it for store only? Is there a certain program to run two OS with one PC? Also if I leave the W7 on the Samsung drive will I be able to move files from my new SSD drive to the Samsung? The SSD drive will have W7 also.

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Re: Running two Operating Systems with one PC?

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat 10 Jul 2010, 11:48 pm

Hello,

What OS are you planning to run Win 7 with?

This is known as dual booting. You run Win 7 on your SSD if its your main OS. And another OS on another partition or hard drive.

See here on how to dual boot:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html
http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dualbooting_guide_linux_vista_and_xp_stepbystep.htm
http://lifehacker.com/5126781/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-with-xp-or-vista


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Re: Running two Operating Systems with one PC?

Post by stinkfist on Sun 11 Jul 2010, 6:38 am

Doctor Inferno wrote:Hello,

What OS are you planning to run Win 7 with?

This is known as dual booting. You run Win 7 on your SSD if its your main OS. And another OS on another partition or hard drive.

See here on how to dual boot:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html
http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dualbooting_guide_linux_vista_and_xp_stepbystep.htm
http://lifehacker.com/5126781/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-with-xp-or-vista


They both will be W7. Do I still need to do this dual booting installation if both hard drives have W7? Also will I be able to moving file from hard drive to hard drive normally if the both have W7 OS on them?

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Re: Running two Operating Systems with one PC?

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun 11 Jul 2010, 1:16 pm

Yes, it is still dual booting. You need two partitions to install Windows 7 on. You can move files like moving from one folder to the other, but not system files though.


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