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vista? linux? 2 operating systems? possible?

Question: vista? linux? 2 operating systems? possible?

i've been thinking of adding to my pc or to a cd at least
another os.
an alternative os.
i currently use vista 32 bit home basic.

the reasons i consider a change or additional os--

vista maybe is flopping? not sure.
i heard linux has no virus or spyware!

and vista is nothing but a money hog!
always costing money.

any advice would be appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: vista? linux? 2 operating systems? possible?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: vista? linux? 2 operating systems? possible?

p.s.
just so i don't seem totally computer stupid. i don't know a thing about linux. have always used windows. just really interested in learning more about linux type os!

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Hi Im thinking of buying a new laptop, what I want to know is:1) Can the Apple lepoard O/S support microsoft applications such as office 2000 i.e. Word excel etc? 2) Can the linux O/S support microsoft applications such as office 2000 i.e. Word excel etc? 3) Can Vista lepoard O/S support microsoft applications such as office 2000 i.e. Word excel etc? Please reply

Answer:Operating systems lepoard, vista, linux?????

No such thing as Vista Leopard, Leopard is the latest version of MacOS, for Mac only. You can run Windows `inside` MacOS using BootCamp for access to Windows only software. click hereYou need to factor in the cost of a Windows OS disc.Open Office is available for all three click here, and can open MS Office files. There are separate versions of Office for Windows and Mac.

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Hi guys,
Linux is one of the operating systems, I am not even going to brother to list them, I was wondering, it there a difference between them? Does each type of Linux operating system hold a specific purpose? For example, Red Hat holds a different functionality to Ubuntu, or something like that.
Thanks
Carlow Olson

Answer:What is the difference between Linux operating systems?

A nice read here: List of Linux distributions.

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Bought an new laptop with Vista, can I install XP on it also, I have some programs that will not run on Vista.
 

Answer:Two operating systems, Xp / Vista

If you want to dual boot without headache, the rule is oldest first.

That is
wipe Vista , install XP and then reinstall Vista from your Microsoft DVD (you do have one?)

Lotsa folks had lotsa trouble and strife trying it the other way round

Alternatively if your laptop has plug in hard drives buy another one and put XP on that.
 

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I have a desktop that had windows vista installed. I was having file upload problems so decidedto load windows Xp Home Edition with the cd. After I installed Windows Xp, only windows Xp loads with no choices. I installed it in a separate folder. I can see the other windows folder on the c drive. I want to delete xp and just go back and use vista. How can I do that?

Answer:two operating systems on one computer, xp and vista.

For future reference, older OS's should be installed first, then newer versions - otherwise the boot manager won't know about both versions. For now, you can use the free versions of EasyBCD to manage your boot loader: http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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Hi, upgradeing my computer i ran into a problem... i lost my xp disks

i got my friend to lend me his hopeing i would find the key writen down somewhere, but all i fould was a xp proffesional corperate edition i got from a friend but when i went to install it, it came up with a blue screen saying that it couldnt find one of the files on the disk...

i installed the xp home edition with the key from my friends, and ended up geting vista.. i installed and it works fine, but now when i start my computer it wants me to select the os i want to use includeing the vista, older version, and th xp pro setup which dosnt work...

i found the file folder and deleted it... but now i dont know how to get rid of the option when i boot

can anyone help me?
 

Answer:multiple operating systems... all i want is vista...

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Ok...
Computer: Gateway MT-6730 Laptop
Pentium 2 Dual Core

Operating System : Vista

Tried to Reinstall Vista. The Advanced Boot Options appear. Does not have a "Repair" option or "Next" option.

Screen never goes to Windows Startup or Welcome Screen (with password option)

The screen just goes black (blank) with a movable cursor.


What is wrong? I really need your help. I use my laptop for work; i am borrowing a friend's laptop and she needs it back.

Please help me! My warranty is up with Gateway, so i cant call tech support.

Answer:Reinstalling Vista Operating Systems

this might help you
http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals...ps/9532287.pdf

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Hi guys,
I decided if I want a just a windows based desktop, I am not really sure what are the differences between operating systems .
Best regards
Carlow Olson

Answer:What is the difference between MAC and Vista operating systems?

Mac isn't a Windows based operating system. It won't run Windows applications. It can run Windows using a program called Bootcamp, though. That allows you to run Windows and Mac OSX on the same Apple hardware.
But, you should be comparing OSX to Windows 7 (or 8). Vista is an older operating system and 7 is very much improved over Vista. Depending on your needs, what applications you use, etc., would determine if you wanted to switch to Mac OSX or stay with Windows. I'd recommend Windows, though, because this is a site dedicated to Microsoft Windows and that's my platform of choice!

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I HAVE HEARD THAT WITH A NETWORK OF 2 COMPUTERS, THAT 2 PERSONS CAN BE ON LINE AT THE SAME TIME. i HAVE AOL 9.0 VR ON MY VISTA LAPTOP AND AOL 9.0 LIMITED EDITION ON MY XP DESKTOP. EVERY TIME ONE COMPUTER IS ON LINE IN AOL AND ANOTHER PERSON SIGNS ON TO THE OTHER COMPUTER IN AOL THE FIRST COMPUTER GOES OFF LINE AND MESSAGE SAYS SOMEONE ELSE HAS OPENED AOL. IT HAPPENS EITHER WAY, DESKTOP TO LAPTOP AND VICE VERSA. HOW CAN I HAVE MY 2 NETWORKED COMPUTERS BE ABLE TO GO ON LINE AT THE SAME TIME. THANK YOU
 

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I have two hard drives the one I am using for Vista contains Vista Home Premium. This is my bootup Drive. C DriveI would like to install Vista Ultimate on my second spare hard dive and dual boot either of the drives.I would like advice on how to set the system upBoth hard drives are Sata and are 320 GB eachThanks for any help

Answer:Dual Booting two Vista operating systems

You could use GRUB as your loader click here

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Hello,

can somebody help me about procedure for next request:
I need both operating systems on my Qosmio: Vista and XP
I have two RAID drives inside my Qosmio and I have installed Vista on first one.

I tried to install XP on second hard drive and I did that (I inserted XP installation disk and sellected second drive for installation) but after installation I had just XP boot option.

I can see all Vista files on the first disc, but boot sector enables XP only. XP Windows directory was intalled on second drive, but boot.ini and some system files were in the root of the first drive.

I prefered Vista and I repeated the procedure (with my recovery Vista CD) and now I have Vista on first disk and all files of XP on second disk. I did not investigate how to obtain complete bootable XP system on second disk.

What I need:
Vista on first drive.
XP on second drive

I would like to have completely independent Windows system. That means I need boot selection by BIOS, not by Vista or XP.

Answer:Qosmio G30 - Need two Windows operating systems: Vista and XP

Hi

This is very strange. Usually if you have installed the Vista firstly and XP as second OS then the Vista boot manager should exists.

Please note that Vista uses 2 partitions. One partition is not visible. Hopefully you have not installed the XP on this partition.

Anyway, I would recommend creating a new partition on the first HDD and there you could install the XP as the second OS.

After this installation you could use the freeware applications like EasyBCD or VistaBootPRO to edit the Vista boot manager.

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This is a real "E2" thing maybe, but I have owned an HP Pavillion dv6815nr, AMD dual core, +/- 2 ghz processor, 3 GB ram, with Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS, on it for about 2 years. I just bought an HP G62-347nr, with an AMD dual core, +/- 2.2 GHz processor, 3 GB Ram, with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. They are both buggy with issues, and am slowly working my way through them. I had a tech support subscription on the older one for about a year, and finally one of them suggested I could save a little money and just google problems, and get what I need from those search results and forums. I have much more time than money...

I have noticed that the new machine when in IE 8 (used in both machines) that with the Vista, when opening a new site, in a new tab, that it seems to "jump" right to the page, while in the lower bar of the window it tells you its downloading different items, and will display bits until all is finished loading, and the page is good to go.

In the 7 machine, doing the same process, nothing seems to happen for what I guess is the same amount of time maybe (?? haven't "timed" it...) but then the whole page appears and is as I said above it "is good to go".

Is this just normal, the difference in the way the OS's work or do I have an issue with a brand new machine and need to return it, let them "fix" it, or require some other action?

I am having some network issues, and other questions... Read more

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I've made a real mess of my computer, and I am afraid I have rendered it unuseable.

My original Vista OS was infected and could not be booted normally. I would get the following blue screen error whenever i would boot:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The NT Initial Command Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000001 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

I looked around on several forums for a fix, but all solutions I was able to find pertaining to this error message invloved choosing "Repair Your Computer" from the Advanced Boot Options in F8. However, I was unable to take this approach because when I chose this option I ended up with the exact same blue screen error.

I was able to boot my computer in Safe Mode though.

Since I was not able to repair my computer from the Advanced Boot Options, I inserted the Vista Operating System DVD that I recieved when purchasing my laptop. I chose F12 on startup and booted the computer using the Vista DVD. When prompted, I chose to install Windows Vista again (thinking it would overwrite my currently infected operating system).
I chose "Disk 0 Partition 3 OS" to install windows.
It seemed like everything was going fine with the reinstallation until my computer got as far as "Completing Installation" where it hung for hours and hours.

After realizing that the installation was not going to complete, I rebooted the computer.....which bring... Read more

Answer:Vista Showing 2 Operating Systems at startup...Neither Works! Help!

Please provide us with the exact make and model of your system.
Also, please provide us with the choices that the installer gives you when you try to install Windows (the "Disk 0 Partition 3 OS" information for all drives).

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Hi,
I'm currently running linux from a disk after some prolems with my version of windows vista, but I've been wondering; I have a 500GB external USB hard drive, so would I be able to install linux to the laptop's hard drive and use a vista installation disk to install vista to the external drive?
Any help with how I would go about doing this would be appreciated, thanks

P.S. I'm completely oblivious to the inner workings of computers whether it be hardware or software so try to explain as if you're talking to a small child, thanks ^_^

Answer:Multiple operating systems (install Vista on an external drive?)

Hi-

Well that depends if you have the Windows Vista installation disk. So, do you have the Vista Install disk?

You also could try to clone (copy) vista over to the new drive, but any problems would go along with it.

If you would like, you could partition the internal drive and have Vista and Linux be on the same drive. (you could chose which OS on boot up).

So just let me know what you want to do, then we can go from there.

Regards,

Mark

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I need to format my laptop due to viruses. Please find all the details of my laptop below.

Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
Manufacturer: Hewllet-Packard
Model: Hp Compaq 6735s
Rating: 3.8
Processor: AMD Turion(tm)x2 Dual Core Mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz
Memory(RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System

Please let me know if their is any other details I have missed that would help you solve my problem thanks in advance.

From David Cash
 

Answer:Formating Hp laptop Operating systems vista home premium

heres some information. http://www.pctechbytes.com/2009/08/01/hp-recovery/
 

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I'm currently acquiring windows 7 (6956).
I have 3 hard drives (500Gb, 500Gb, 160Gb), i want to install windows 7 on one of my 500gb hard drives but i still want to have the choice of using xp on startup. Anyone know how to do this?
(i want xp to only use the other 2 drives.)

Answer:2 Operating Systems (Moved from Other Operating Systems)

Welcome to TSF!!!

Hi,

I am going to move your thread to the Windows XP forum. The folks over there will have a better idea how to set you system up and the like.

Hope everything goes well for you.
Cheers!

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hi. i have 2 hard drives. and and windows xp home one each one of them. how do i uninstall one of them without causing problems with the other operating system.
 

Answer:How do i Uninstall one operating system with multiple operating systems

could format one drive from another...take all data needed from one to another
 

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Question: Operating systems

ok i was wondering... whats wrong with xp... someone said that having it when you connect online it sends you alot of pop ups... is it true also tell me if theres anything else wrong with it.:bald:

Answer:Operating systems

nothings wrong with it....pop ups are internet related or website related rather. just get a good pop-up stopper....

www.panicware.com

click on the link...if been using their software from win 98 to xp.

also get "ad-aware 6" for spyware protection.

get "zonealarm" for firewall

and "AVG" for virus protection

theyre all free.

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Hi there has anyone heard of a company called all media wholesale? I am looking to buy a new operating system Win xp pro, they have it for 80.00 dollars, should I be cautious to buy from them? This is the cheapest place I found every where else is 130.00 +. Or should I just stick with newegg,or zipzoomfly?
 

Answer:Where to buy operating systems?

wil129 said:

Hi there has anyone heard of a company called all media wholesale? I am looking to buy a new operating system Win xp pro, they have it for 80.00 dollars, should I be cautious to buy from them? This is the cheapest place I found every where else is 130.00 +. Or should I just stick with newegg,or zipzoomfly?Click to expand...

I wouldn't trust it, but do you have a direct link to the product page?

EDIT: I think I found them. http://www.allmediawholesale.com/show_detail.php?item_id=53 . That doesn't look like a legitimate OEM version with COA sticker and manual.
 

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I need to know how to remove windows 98 and windows 2000 as I also have xp on my computer and it is running very slowly.....please help

Answer:too many operating systems

If you installed them all on seperate harddisks/partitions you can format each partition. However, Windows XP can be uninstalled by using the Add/Remove software list. I donot know if that goes for Windows 98 or Windows 2000. If you installed them all on the same harddisk or partition, formatting is most likely your only option.

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Question: Operating Systems

I use Windows XP, and using the Photo Show 5, whenever I want to email or make a DVD out of one of the shows, I get the following message:
"We are unable to communicate with Photo Show online at this time. Check that your internet connection is active and your firewall showings are adjusted to allow Photo Show access to the internet."
I have tried everything they have suggested, except the last one...MSCONFIG, then to click on start up and look more closely at the software running on your computer that may affect internet access, but I'm afraid to do that, because it might affect my computer's vulnerability. Please try to help me. Thank you.
Peggy Hodges
 

Answer:Operating Systems

What firewall are you using?
 

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Hello
I was wondering if it was possible to install 3 seperate 320gb SATA harddrives (so not in RAID) and then install XP on all 3 and then triple boot?
Cheers
Allan
 

Answer:3 operating systems

you would just have to configure the boot.ini to incorporate all the drives separately and state a boot wait time in order to pick your choice (pretty sure, not 100% sure though)
 

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I recently upgraded my o/s from win/98 to xp and in theprocess managed to end up with both operating systems on my machine. I have tried to remove the win/98 program but have failed. can anyone help me?I don,t have a win/98 cd. I,m running out of disc spacebecause of this.

Answer:two operating systems

woody893....are the 2 o/s on the same partition ?Is the XP a upgrade or do you have the full app?let us knowdl65  

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I will be building a computer in the near future and was curious if i should try an OEM version of Windows XP?

The thing im worried about is, what if i need to reformat for some reason? Will I be able to do so without having to purchase another OS?
I also want to double check to ensure that im not buying some sort of upgrade for an older version of windows
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
Thats what i plan on buying.

Answer:OEM Operating Systems

OEM operating systems are meant to be used only on one PC. So if you buy a new one or make significant upgrades you're supposed to be SOL. SOme people have had better luck with this than others, though.

I've never used an oem version personally, myself. The one legit copy of xp I have is on my main. It's a copy of xp pro I bought 3 or 4 years ago and I've activated it like 6 times with no issues.

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HelloI have just reformatted my PC and installed a new copy of win 2000.I noticed on startup that I had the choice of selecting one of two operating systems, by which I mean there appeared to be two copies of windows installed.When I tried to install a favourite program I got an "unable to locate DLL" message.Out of curiosity I started up again and selected the other operating system, which turned out to be the old one, on this system I can access the program I am trying to install.Could this old operating system be intefering with the set up of my program? If so how do I go about deleting the old operating system?Thank you for your time.Richard

Answer:I appear to have two operating systems

You didn't format the hard drive correctly. It would be better if you formatted and reinstalled Windows agaain.

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Hi to everybody! Please I need your help!!!

I have to operating systems in my PC. They are in two different hard drives. On C I have XP home edition and on F I have win98. I did this in the past to separate my music word from the normal work in the computer.
Lately, I formatted C again because of viruses and else, and the options I had at the beggining to choose between xp or 98 are gone. In the past, somebody did for me and didn't explain me how he did it. Now I am really [email protected]@!!! I can't get into my music and I don't know how to renew the option to choose operating system.
I really don't know computers, all I know is what I learned from others. SO please, if you can help me people, explain slowly, like if I was a three year old!

Thanks!!

Answer:Two operating systems

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...e/meandxp.mspx

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Have a minor problem with our sons pc.........he has fouled something up and I may have to format and reinstall win XP pro .......but before I did I wondered about pulling the hd Drive from his pc and putting it into one of my pcs as a slave.........and then possibly be able to fix whatever he fouled up. My question is .....if I do that ...will my pc boot up ok , given it has win XP Home on it and the hd drive from his pc ( which wont fully boot ) has XP Pro on it . I ask because I dont know if it will or not .please let me know what you think ....dl65  

Answer:2 operating systems

It will boot ok.Don't forget to set the correct jumper settings.  Once you have fixed his problem you can test it by changing your BIOS settings to boot from the slave.

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Does anyone know if its OK to to have windows xp home & windows xp professional on the same pc but on different hard drives?

Answer:2 OPERATING SYSTEMS

Yeah, no problem.

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I am getting a new PC with a pentium 4 (2.6G 800mhz FSB). First question, do all P4s use HT and secondly do I have to use XP pro to benefit from it. I ask this as I heard that only XP pro uses HT. I am plannig to buy XP home and the fact I will not benefit from HT when using Word does not bother me particularly, however, I am told that Half Life 2 will use HT. Now to the point, will I have to have XP pro to reap the benefits of HT in HL2, or will it be independant of which OS I have.Thanks, I hope no one has died of acronym poisoning.

Answer:HT and operating systems

I believe that all 800mhz Pentium 4 have HT. I'm not sure about having to use Professional though. I think I've read somewhere that Home supports it although the software has to be written specially for it.

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HI!

A while back I had wanted my computer basically formatted but didn't want to lose some of my music and files. A friend had thought he could do it by re-installing windows XP and copying over some files or something like that.

But what has happened is that now I have two Windows XPs running on my computer. When I start up the computer a black screen comes up that says this:

"Please select the operating system to start:"

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

How can I get rid of one of the operating systems??

MJSKCANgirl

Answer:Two operating systems

Ordinarily, they have been auto-formatted into two different partitions on the one hard drive. If you know you don't have two partitions, scroll to the bottom of this post and step 2 is there. If you do have two partitions, or you're not sure, complete step one.

1.Go to:

Control Panel > Performance and Maintenence > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Now this part can get tricky. If you see only one parition then deleting it will obviously not work so scroll to the next step. If there is more than one partition read on. Do you have linux or another operating system installed on your computer? If so there may be more than 2 partitions. To distinguish Linux from Windows, look at the partition type. If the partition is NTFS then it is a Windows partition, if not recognised - a linux one. If not there will only be 2 and you now must distinguish which one you need to delete. Ordinarily you can't delete one of these because you are currently using it. Right click on the partition you wish to delete and press delete partition.

2. Now to get rid of the booting loader:

Control Panel > Performance and Maintenence > System

Then go to the Advanced Tab. There will be a startup and recovery box at the bottom of this screen. Click on settings, and then click on edit in the top box. There should be two Windows XP Home Edition options. Find the partition you just deleted and delete that line of coding. An alternative is to set t... Read more

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his it possible to install 2 operating systems on the same pc. i have windows 7 64 bit , but it is not compatible with a copy of autocad r14 that i use. can i install my copy of win xp home on this pc along with the win 7 so that i can use autocad via xp. many thanks

Answer:2 operating systems

yes it is possible i have xp and win 7 64bit on the same pc it is a lot easier if you install xp first as win 7 seems to loose its boot loader if you try it the other way round with out being to long winded you will need xp cd and licence key install xp first you will the need to purchase a partiton manager click here to create a primary partition then install win 7 on the newley created partition and voila you have a dual boot xp win7 pc good luck

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Okay I'm stumped on this. I have an hp laptop that my teacher gave me to install window xp on to it. So I installed it and and when I restarted the computer it said that there was no operating system on the computer.
So I decided to run Ubuntu's Live CD on it and tried to install it and it installed to but after I restarted the computer I got the same message and both times I get it, it just blinks it doesn't stay up.
then I loaded up the live version of Ubuntu again and I looked at the hard drive and I found that both of the operating systems are on there, but why can neither of them load up? I need help for once.

and other information:
It is a new hard drive from best buy and I do plan on calling them about it if I cannot find a solution.

Answer:Operating Systems Help

check your bios to make sure its booting from the hard drive which it sounds like its not. Seems like all boot options are set to boot from the cd drive, floppy, etc and not the hard drive

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Question: Operating systems

Okay so, my father just recently bought a HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1435d PC that came preinstalled with windows 8. I am still using my old Acer aspire 4741g laptop which was preinstalled with windows 7. The problem now is that my father don't really like windows 8, he prefers windows 7. And i want to upgrade to windows 8. So what I want to ask if it is possible to like switch operating systems with him or something like that??? Which i means like i get his windows 8 and he gets my windows 7?

Answer:Operating systems

Absolutely not. These are Oem licenses which are tired to the machine they came with. They cannot be transferred to any other computer.

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not sure if this is the right place for this post...if not, sorry.

i have a system up and running with windows 7 rc on my c: drive. i salvaged and installed a 2nd hd from another system which has windows xp installed, and is recognized as an e: drive. i can change the bios to boot from this 2nd hd and windows xp loads, but is unresponsive to my wireless keyboard and mouse, which uses a receiver plugged into a usb port. can i boot into my windows 7 and install my kb/mouse drivers onto the 2nd drive so that i can use them when i boot into xp? thanks.

Answer:2 hdd's, 2 operating systems

If you are asking can O/S 1 install drivers for O/S2...the answer is no. The files can be put in place but the registry settings will be lacking.

The mouse and keyboard...are automatically recognized and drivers installed by Windows...upon boot.

As for using wireless devices...the manufacturer's instructions for installing said products...govern.

I don't do wireless anything...but it might be worthwhile to try an ordinary mouse/keyboard...then install the drivers for the wireless devices, uninstall the normal keyboard/mouse drivers...shut down. Attach the wireless devices and see if the wireless drivers now work for the wireless devices.

Louis

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I had been having a problem with my laptop os [winxp pro] so i decided to do a new install, unfortunatly instead of wipe over the other 1 I now have 2 copies of winxp pro on my laptop, and as its HD is only 7GB total size its waisting 2GB which leaves me only 780mb free Now.The problem is i cant find out how to delete or remove the second copy, could someone please point me in the right direction ?Thanks "D"

Answer:2oo many operating systems

Backup any files you need to a cd then simply reformat the drive and then re-install the os.If you have not got one then make a boot floppy via the control panel, bootup with the floppy and either fdisk or do a format c then reininstal the osclick here

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Is it bad that I have a lot of operating system? I have 6 os's and just can't stop buying more. (Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8.1 pro) and the rest are free ( Windows 10 TP build 9926, Linux Ubuntu, and Linux Mint).
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Answer:Too many Operating Systems?

What would the problem be? Just don't waist your money.

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I have a Toshiba laptop. I reformatted it in December using the 2 disks that came with the computer. It has not worked properly since. It takes 3-5 minutes to start up and one of the games (zuma) that had worked before I reformatted is not working as well as before. I was told to just install another version of xp over the original. When we went to install xp it asked where we wanted it. It listed 3 partitions (when you go to my computer all it shows is C and D drives). Apparently we picked the wrong drive. Now I have 2 operating systems and I want to remove the new xp. Can anyone help me? If I reformat c drive using the right click on c drive and hit format will that wipe it of and can I then reinstall the original xp from the disks that came with the computer? Thanks John
 

Answer:2 operating systems

Given your situation, you're probably better off reformatting the entire HDD. I'd make your disks that Toshiba might require (applications, drivers, recovery disks, basically the recovery partition on a disk) and then run an application that writes zeros (do it through a live linux, or download GWScan from gateway.com, those are the ways I know of, no gaurentee GWScan will work for you), and recover from Toshiba's media. If you can't get the recovery cd's from Toshiba's partition, call them. It might cost you.

Keep in mind that writing zeroes to your drive, or any recovery, makes it very hard to recover your data.
 

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Hello
I have 2 operating systems on my pc.I had to reinstall with acronis lately and now when I start my computer,it doesn't ask me which os I want.It chooses windows XP English.
Before the reinstallation The computer showed me both operating systems and waited 25 seconds for my answer.How do I reinstall that feature? Now,I can tap the space bar before it opens XP and I see both choices.I would prefer the way it was before.
Thank you.
 

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hi guys. i have heard of linux. what other operating systems can you use. can these be used along side vista. what are the benefit's of other OS??thxRichard

Answer:What other operating systems are there?

If it is a PC you have and you only curiousThen it has to be Windows or Linux.There are others for specialist applicationsThere are 'Micro Computers'[Of which the PC is one others being Mac,Sun, Digital,RISC based machines such as Archimedes in current use and even, now defunct ones as Atari St. Atari TT Amiga to name but a few each having O/S's unique to themselves]Look hereclick here

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Please help me out here. I recently reformatted my machine and for some reason the first time i put in the recovery cd to reformat it installed windows instead of reformat. Then I put the cd in a second time and my computer was reformatted and installed windows a second time. So when i start up my computer it gives me a choice to start one of two operating systems of windows xp. Any ideas on how i can get rid one version without reformatting again. It is annoying having to choose one version every time. If you need more info or a better explanation just say so and i'll try my best. Thanks
 

Answer:2 Operating Systems of XP???

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Question: Operating Systems

What do you use on your PC/PC's? I'm a Windows XP person myself

I have it running on 2 PC's, with Linux running on another machine that I use for development I like the idea of open source, and I like Linux, but compatibility and ease of use is everything nowadays for home computers.

Lindows looks interesting though, although it doesnt appear too different to Mandrake with one of the various Windows layers
 

Answer:Operating Systems

XP pro here, best thing for the average/home user since sliced bread.

I am "re-evaluating" :roll: Linux, since I was given a full retail box of SuSE 7.3 pro ... I must say it is a lot easier than Mandrake. However, I'm still stuck! As a real "newbie" I'm getting very frustrated with it, the dam thing even froze when trying to install StarOffice ... I'll give SO a miss and try that new one out.

Mucks.
 

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Hi,I have 2 internal hds on my Vista PC. Can I put XPMCE on one of them as wellAlso, is it true that having the operating system on one drive & data/program's either on another or a partition keeps the PC running at optimum efficiency?Does Vista have a utility to partition a drive?Cheers.J

Answer:2 OPERATING SYSTEMS, ONE PC?

Yes you can, you need a partitoning tool (I use the one in the link below...I't free and easy to use)Create a good sized partiton, and then install MCE to it. MAke sure you choose the correct partiton during the installation, or you will overwrite your existing OS!click here

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Since I really hate the operating system discs that come with off the shelf computers, if I were to purchase an OEM copy of Windows, would the CD key that came with the computer be valid with the new OEM OS purchase?
 

Answer:OEM operating systems

No. An OEM license is valid only for the hardware it was installed with. You'll have to buy a retail copy of Windows to use the key on different hardware setups, not simultaneously of course.
 

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Not strictly dual-boot but is it possible to have a completely different o/s on each of my two hard drives. Both fully functional and independant of each other selected at boot up. Neither system relying on the other for any software support or start up procedure. I have had W98 on C and XP on D previously but D relied on C for the o/s selection. I don't want this, and it maybe that I have to select the drive I want from BIOS, but is there software that can operate this sort of dual boot system?

Answer:Two Operating Systems - One PC!

I have XP home and Pro on two different drive in my old PCIn Bios I set Boot device as IDE0 (for pro drive)or IDE1 for (home drive)You should be able to do the same for any pair of Op systems. Just select the drive to boot from in BIOS.

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i wanted to try out another os so i put mandrake 9 on my comp as a dual boot with win xp but as after 3 weeks i cannot get my modem to work! so i was wondering if there is any other os's out there (not windows)that can be installed as a dual boot? i have heard of solaris? is that right? but what i really wanted is one that will support my modem so i can go online with it, there must be other os's besides linux, if there is where can i download them or buy them from and what are they and will they support my modem? so many questions but i am sure someone can help

Answer:other operating systems?

AOL supports Mandrake 9 modems.

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Question: Operating Systems

Pls help with the attached questions.[saving disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Operating Systems

What is the assignment?I won't open unknown .doc files!!!Why do you have an attachment for people to open?

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I have a problem with 2 operating systems on my computer. I had to replace the hard drive and I could not find my xp disk so I installed 2000. I then found xp and installed it as a complete install not an upgrade. It is xp pro. Now when I start the computer it goes to a black screen asking which operating system I want to use XP or 2000. I want to get 2000 off and just run XP right from the start. Can I do it without reformatting and reinstalling XP?

Thanks
Water
 

Answer:2 Operating systems

U can Edit the boot.ini file.
Right click My Computer. Click on Properties. Click on Advanced tab. Select Start up and Recovery settings. Near the top right of the dialog box click on Edit and remove the OS you do not need. And set the time shown to 0 seconds.

You might also go into C: drive and check XP installation is in a WINNT folder, and see if Windows 2000 is in a Windows folder. If that the case U can also delete the Windows folder.
 

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I acedently powered of my pic while it was factory resetting it now it says thisAn operating system wasn't found try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system press ctrl alt delete to restart

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Okay so i got tired of Xp pro and installed xp home on another hard drive so that I could copy all my files from the one with xp pro on it over to the one with xp home. Well the one with XP pro is still considered C: drive so I can't format it. I've tried taking it out of the start up process in the bios but then it tells me no OS found. So while I have both of them in there every time I start up my PC it asks me which OS I want to load Pro or Home. They both work, but pro is taking up one of my 40 gigs and I'd like that disk space back! Any help would be hot!
 

Answer:2 operating systems HELP!

Anytime your going to load an OS, it's best to disconnect every other HDD in the system, if you have partitions on them that you don't want touched. I'd recommend pull the pro drive and installed XP Home clean on the second one.

I have to ask this question, because I can't fathom the response....but how can you possibly grow tired of XP Pro, and see XP Home as a different alternative? Anything you'd have to complain about it XP Pro, will be present in XP Home.
 

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I have a Windows 7 operating system, to which I have added Linux (Ubuntu). I wish to add Windows XP to run a number of programs I have that won't work on 7. Which is the easiest way of doing it, please?
 

Answer:3 way operating systems

The best way is to install 7 after XP as the other way round means that you will likely have problems with the bootloader
However with Ubuntu and if you are using grub as the boot, you should not encounter too many problems

Have you tried running the XP programs in compatibility mode
 

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I have two PC one is window 7 and one is XP pro .I am trying to use both and share one screen , key board and mouth . I am using KVM switch .The switch does not recognize the window 7 ,but does well with XP     both are on the same network Any idea ??

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I was given this pc by a friend, and it is super slow. I went to see if there was anything I could remove, and noticed that I have Microsoft office home and student 2007, and microsoft office xp professional with frontpage. Both programs use 239 mb, and 397 mb. Are these both operating systems, and if xp comes on when I start the pc, does that mean that I can remove the student?
 

Answer:2 operating systems????

Those are applications..I would leave them there..as having office can be rather nice

How much ram does the machine have?
have you unchecked any of your startup entries?
Did any spyware scans?
 

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Question: Operating systems

Does anyone know any genuine websites , where you can buy operating systems .

Thank you

Answer:Operating systems

Amazon.uk.com

Among hundreds of others.

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If I have two operating systems loaded on a computer, when I turn it on, will it automatically ask what operating system I want to use, will it not boot, or will it just pick one? Do I need a special program to get to choose what one I want?

Answer:If I Have Two Operating Systems...

If you've setup both OS's correctly, then yes.

For example:

If you wanted to have both Windows 98SE and Window XP on the same computer you would need to:
1. Partiton your hard drive into two or more logical drives
2. Install Windows 98SE on the first drive
3. Install Windows XP on the second drive

Now when you started up the computer, you would be presented with a menu from which you could choose your operating system. All major OS's (Windows, Linux, etc) come with their own bootloader (which presents the menu to you.

What OS's were you looking to install?

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hello everybody...
I was wondering if i could have 2 operating systems on one computer because i am having problems with my windows xp home edition sp2..and if so , can someone point me in the right direction

Can i use two operating systems, and then delete the unwanted one?...because i dont want to delete it and then install the other one, just in case something goes bad

Also i can get a spanish version of office xp 2006..is there any way i can change it from spanish to english??

Lastly.. If i change or operate with 2 operating systems...can i still have all the files i have on both systems, or will i have nothing on the other operating system...
 

Answer:2 operating systems?

Also i can get a spanish version of office xp 2006..is there any way i can change it from spanish to english??Click to expand...

No you cannot.
 

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Is it possible to run 2 operating systems on my PC? If so how would I go about it.

Answer:Win 98/WIn XP Can you run two operating systems?

yes you can have two operating systems on one disk probably the easiest way is to install one operating system then get a copy of partititon magic to create the second partition and load the second o/s on that The reason i say partition magic is because it has an option to create partition specificaly for a 2nd o/s if all go's according to plan when you boot you should have an option to boot into win 98 0r win xp

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during start up my computer says that "Which Operating systems do i choose". what just had happen? Why i have 2 operating systems? and it is all windows 2000. please help! How can I remove the other operatind systems?

Answer:please help me i have 2 operating systems

Choose either one, and just see if everything loads up fine.

The computer is dual booting with 2 versions of windows.

Now, one way is do a repair of windows and just rewrite the os files so you can run operating system, and keep your data.

The other way, if you have no copy of windows 2000, you can open your boot.ini file in C:\ and delete the extra line from the boot menu. This will tell windows that 2 versions of windows is not installed. But you must unhide protected os file.This is reccomended only for advanced users, So if you dont know how to unhide protected os files its probvably not even a good idea to try this fix.

Best of luck to ya.

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Question: Operating Systems

1.Is it possible to use 1 operating system on several pc's? Is this legal?2.If you have an Operating system integrated into a Maxtor hardrive in a system that you bought in a package. Can you later put a faster Raptor hardrive in and copy windows XP from one hardrive to another? Is this legal?I'm confused, do you have to buy a seperate OS for each system? Can you switch which Hardrive in a single system is using said OS?

Answer:Operating Systems

Hi Wormwood. The terms of your Operating System licence almost certainly says you can only have it installed on only one computer at any time, so the answer to your questions are 1) No this is not legal. 2) Yes you can transfer the operating system from one hard drive to another.You can switch hard drives as much as you like. You will have to reactivate Windows XP only if you make major changes to the PC. I think something like a moherboard change would come into that category, I don't know about a hard drive change.

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How would I go about installing Windows 3.1 on my computer?
 

Answer:Old Operating Systems

First off windows 3.11 wasn't an operating system. It ran off dos. Why do you want to load it? Best way would be to download virtual pc from microsoft(it is now free) and install dos and windows 3.11 in it.
 

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Question: Operating systems

I frequently get the message. xprt6.dll not found. This is used to open some programs. The note says to reload the application but I don't know where it came from. Tried using RegCure to scan my computer and fix problems but RegCure had to be registered to work. I again got the message xprt6.dll not found. So this precluded my fixing the problem with regcure. What program created this and how can I fix it?

Selrahc
 

Answer:Operating systems

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I currently have windows XP home edition supplying the operating system for my PC and I am going to upgrade it to windows XP professional,I was wandering if XP professional can be installed over the top of XP home edition with no problems or would it be better to format the hard drive and start from scratch ?

Answer:Operating Systems

While there should be no problems, I would suggest going for a format, partion, and clean install. That way it is more likely to be easy to troubleshoot any problems which may arise.

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Hi.Good day.My son had this laptop sitting idle so i decided to boot it up and start using it, as mine started working very slow. He could not remember the login password so i reinstalled Windows Vista (thats what he had on it). After updates and everything is working fine i had open a file that i had on a usb flash drive.So i went into computer to look for the removable disk to open it. It was then that i noticed that local disk d is full, its red, 1.33 GB free of 37.2GB.Is there any way to delete all or some of the contents of this partition. Also i had forgotten to mention that at start up i am presented with two operating systems(is it the BIOS screen?) to select which operating system i want to start. The two are the same Windows Vista so i select the first one. Also if i double click on the local disk d which is showing red i see everything that is of windows.That is if i open program files. Is this supposed to be so and if not how do i fix it.

Answer:Two operating systems

Start over and follow the info here Starting a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista

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Hi everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR,
I have installed a 2nd hard drive and windows 7, and i want to run both systems XP & W7 (not at once) the reason for this is W7 is not compatible with a lot of my stuff.
query how do i configure HDD's, at present i have to shut down pc and disconnect 1 HHD and reboot into the other O/S and vice versa,do i have to have jumpers in as slave or master on 2nd HDD? at present master HDD is a sata, 2nd HDD is ide and connected to slave connector, the master connector (ide) is connected to cd rom, when i go into sys property start up and recovery only one HDD is visible even when both HDD are connected. I posted topic 27/12/09 re ide / sata connection, but have now come up with this problem
Can someone help me as i don't want to be pulling out plugs all the time too change O/Systems
cheers TWOBOB

Answer:Two operating systems?

Connect the IDE drive to the master and the cd to slave.

Then use this to get sorted out.
This will give you a menu a boot time to select which operating system that you want to use and allow everythig to stay hooked up.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927392

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I am sure this has been addressed before but I cannot find it. I need to get the operating system program for my hp pavillion a250n. Is there anywhere I can get it besides having to order it?

The reason I am going that route is because everytime I get connected to the internet a message comes up and says I have registry problems. I know I have computer problems and my brother told me to just do a restore. I am missing files so that is probably the best way to go to just start over.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:HP Operating Systems

Have you upgraded to SP2? I am betting those messages are just Spam from Messenger. Upgrading to Windows XP SP2 should solve that.

You can get SP2 thru the Windows Updates.

Windows XP SP2 - Download download from Guru3D.com

Or you can download it from there. You will need WinRar to extract it first then you can install it.

Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers

Can also do a direct download of it.

Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD

Or you can order the CD of it from Microsoft.

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From the moment I purchased my new laptop, it's been incredibly slow. It acts like there are multiple operating systems on it.. Is this possible? I'm a little suspicious about it.. It's almost like they made the computer with XP, then added Vista last minute on top of it.. or maybe vista is just ******.

Either way, my computer has been acting ridiculous lately, and I'm worried something has snuck onto it.

Also.. when it comes to getting rid of Vista.. is there an easy way to do that? Backing up files, uninstalling, etc.. I'm assuming no, but it doesn't hurt to ask...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:29:21 PM, on 5/17/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\VolControl.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
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Please. I work on computers from my home to pay my bills. I have not ever had classes, or been certified, but everyone calls me the "computer guru". I am able to just figure things out. Even learned how to build from scratch (which is really easy these days), but I have worn out my win98, winme, and winxp disks, without having back-up. I desperately need these operating systems, and was told some could be available for download, because they are available for people in classes. Can anyone send me links for these? I did notice something about warez link somewhere in this site. (I'm a newbie, and been trying to familiarize myself with the site, but still need directions at this point). I would appreciate any help from anyone PLEASE. I have a 17 year old boy at home that I need to feed! LOL. Would appreciate a response from anybody. Thank you.

Bev
(configjunkie)
 

Answer:operating systems

"warez"? as in "Illegal download"?.....
Don't go illegal, most illegal software is bundled with spyware and other malicious programs. It is not a risk you want to take ( I hope ).
I think you should call Dell, and ask them to give you a new XP cd.
Good Luck!
 

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hi,can anyone help,i have an old pc with 2 h/drives c and d. one has installed o/s win95b the other is a slave to cthe problem is that i have bought wins me and would like to install this on slave drive d, but still keeping drive c with win95b.so that i can compare both operating systems i do not want to loose win95b as very reliabelwhat do i have to do and will i need anythig to achieve thisthanks bods

Answer:2 operating systems

click hereclick hereclick heresome good guides above.It is not as straightforward as, say, 9x and 2k or xp but can be done if you follow the above guides closely.

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Any ideas about a website that has a good description of how to install dual operating systems? Its not for me its for my brother, so Im not sure of the specs, but Im thinking its probably XP with either ME or 2000. Thanks
 

Answer:2 operating systems

MS has a how-to:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306559

and this site is nice:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/dual_and_multibooting_xp.htm
 

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I need help

I have Win XP Pro and i would like to install Linux 8.1 as well. I have only one hard drive though a 60gig one how do i install Linux but still have win xp pro???
Please Help me,

Liam

Oh and by the way id like to figure this out before April 12/03 because im going to hawii for 11 days and i want this all done before i go if possible!!

My Computer

Celeron 400mhz
Win Xp Pro
256mgs SDRAM
 

Answer:How Do I Run 2 Operating Systems??

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recently i have tried to completely restore my whole computer, so i tried installing a my windows XP again so that it would write over our current operating system. when we put in the disk, it came up with 3 places to put it. 1 place had our old operatoing system on it, and could not be over writen, another we could not put it on. and the 3rd one let us create a operating system. how do i go about getting back onto my old operating sytem with my old files on it???

Answer:2 Operating Systems

Careful! Here is an excellent tutorial for that;http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/gee...atch-157578.php

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Question: Operating Systems

I have been having trouble with some different OS's. First I downloaded Firefox 3 and there were issues with it locking up and when trying to navigate to different pages, etc. I read through the description on MG and decided it was probably still in beta so I downloaded FF2 and ran with it for awhile and ran into the same problem, locking up while browsing or moving through a page. My last resort was Opera which also seems to be a new release but I gave it a shot. It worked for about two days and then locked up on me this morning when I was trying to move through a website (Fubar). I had not had any problems with FF prior to my recent clean install and am curious as to whether this is something system related or just because the browsers are newer and not in full release mode. When I try to close them they lock up and stop responding and I have no choice but to hard boot the computer since Task Manager will not even close them. I have reverted back to using IE for now since it seems to be relatively stable and I am tired of researching new browsers when FF2 should be working fine. Are there any known issues with IE that I should be aware of? If not I am going to stick with it until Mozilla gets their shit together or I determine whether or not this is a system related issue. Any and all ideas appreciated.
 

Answer:Operating Systems

I have had FF running like molasses in January due to excessive memory use but task manager was always able to cancel it even though it came up very slowly and I never had to reboot, this is in both XP and Vista. FF3 is not beta but since Opera balked too I would look at your OS.

I'm not exactly sure what you meant about using different OS's, these are browsers. Weird that FF didn't work after a clean install. :confused
 

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Hello. I currently have XP on my system, but would also like to be able to boot into windows 98 second edition. The operating system that used to be on this computer. Since I have upgraded I notice that a lot of my favorite games are not compatible with XP so I would like 98 on the computer so that I use it for game play. I have a second drive on this computer, but cannot remember how to get the computer to install to D drive (second drive) instead of C drive. Also after I have windows 98 installed how do I select that operating system during boot up?

Thank you

markeydsl
 

Answer:would like to use 2 operating systems

Looks pretty simple here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217210/en-us

Do tell how it goes...
 

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Hi, I have managed to get myself three operating systems at startup (all windows xp) having attempted to install a Maxtor SATA HDD (diamondmax).The top two operating systems do not get passed the next screen when a missage concerning a hardware conflict is displays. How do I remove the two surplus operating systems (I deleted from the new HDD however this still hasn't helped.When I have removed the suplus operating systems I am hoping someone will be able to help with installing the new drive. I can see the drive (and save to the drive) from windows however the drive is not mentioned in the bios set up (motherboard ASUSk8v-mx).I appreciate your time.

Answer:3 operating systems

Start - Run - type msconfig - boot.ini tab- click on check all boot paths.

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i have 2 os on my pc.1) win7 ultimate2) win 7 home premium.the question is when i startup my pc i get to see 2 os on screen both named as windows 7.how can i change the names so i know what they are?

Answer:2 operating systems on 1 pc

Bing search results - found this...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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I have two PC one is window 7 and one is XP pro .I am trying to use both and share one screen , key board and mouth . I am using KVM switch .The switch does not recognize the window 7 ,but does well with XP     both are on the same network Any idea ??

Answer:KVM and 2 operating systems

Keyboard and mouth ? ?Couldnt resist...Is the XVM setup under both PC/OSes ? ?

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Question: Operating Systems

Hey was just wondering whether it was possible to put win98 and winxp on the same hard disk without needing to partition the drive?
 

Answer:Operating Systems

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I currently have XP home edition providing the operating system for my PC. I was hoping to install another operating system to my PC to make it a duel boot system, but I was wandering will it be ok to install Linux SuSE 8.2 because SuSE apparently uses the FAT 32 file system and XP uses the NT file system. Is it possible to run the two of these operating systems from the one pc ?

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Yes. Although I run Linux for myself on a different PC but that is for "Security " reasons.This has been discussed here loads of times and you should find out how its done in the archivesRegardsCharles

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I recently updated to Win XP. The update I had was not an update. The result is that I now have 2 Operating Systems. On start up I am given a choice of which one to use. (the other one is Win 2000) Can I easily get rid of Win 2000?
 

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to make an long story short, ive ended up with an operating system on my C drive and one on my E drive. I may have somehow forgot to partition C drive when I was doing a complete re-install of my xp home, sp2 operating system. When booting it gives me the option selecting which version, it lists two identical ones, but won't let me choose either, after 30 seconds continues on till blue screen. I've tried to re-format E drive but it tells me to close any windows utilities and try again, to no avail. Same with the C drive. I would just like to re-format both drives and start from scratch, which is a huge undertaking because I use my computer as a DAW and installing and authorizing is going to be a major headache. What can I do..................thanks, Dave

Answer:Two operating systems

just insert your xp disk. When it gets to the screen where you select the drive/partition to install on, you can format both drives from there.

or you can boot to xp recovery console and format from there.

Format Command (Recovery Console)

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How do I combine dual boot into 1 operation system. After downloading Windows XP Service Pack 2 my pc constantly rebooted. I deleted FAT files on partition trying to install and repair. There are now 2 windows xp home editions to choose. The one that allowed access to all my files and settings fails with hard drive configuration message. The other boots up with only the recycle bin visable. How do I fix the errored OS. Help!
 

Answer:2 operating systems on 1 pc

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hii have two drives C: which has windows XP pro on it , and f: which has windows XP homw, i did this as a pracice because i wanted to see how to run 2 os at same time, but now i want to make the f: drive the master, and was wondering if all i have to do is swap hd on ide cable and reset the jumpers to master on f: and slave on c:, i was also wantin to then format my c: drive to use as storage and remove os is this just a straight forward format?

Answer:2 operating systems

Yes to both questions.

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i recently went from xp pro to xp gome and i thought i would have completely restored factory setting tho there are still old un wanted files present and when i do virus scans it scans a part of the pc that is not called what i named my pc and i seem to pick up more spy ware than normal even tho i am running zone alarm whic usually stops it and i wondered if it may be possible tht i have to operating systems on, with one running at same time as mine and it being the old xp not uninstalled properly and if so, or ther is anything i can do to get rid of this old information and files n old computer name etc? thanks

Answer:two operating systems?

zone alarm cannot stop spyware which comes in as part of something else. the only certain way of getting back to a clean 1 op sys install is to format the hard disk. Make sure everything you need is backed up first.

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My husband just purchased a slightly used computer - I know it is an HP, but the model # and everything are at home.

When I boot the computer up, it gives me the choice of selecting from 2 operating systems. XP Professional, and XP Home Edition. Somehow the XP Home Edition has been deleted, and the XP Professional is the only one loaded.

My problem is that XP Professional does not have the recovery options that I need.

Is there anyway for me to copy the HP files off of a "working" computer and run them on the "used" computer he bought? If so what files should I look for on our good HP?

Any advice is appreciated

Megan

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When you say "recovery options" I'm not sure what you mean. It has been my experience with HP that the operating systems are not interchageable as each is good for that specific computer only. They usually come with a restore disk with the OS and programs for that system.

They also sometimes have a seperate partition for restoring but I dont think copying from one computer to another will work. You may want to start fresh with the restore disk if you have it but I would wait to see if anyone with more experience than I has an opinion first.

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Is it possible to have Windows xp home installed and windows xp professional also installed on the same computer. If so can I install windows xp professionals without losing any data in my windows xp home operating system.

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I see why not.  I've installed Vista on one drive partition and XP on another.  Once you've partitioned the disks it should be pretty easy.  See Vista/XP Dual Booting procedures and my last post.

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hi,what is the difference between the two OS'swindows XP HE and windows XP pro.i have used both types of OS and they seem exactly the same.any suggestions?.or is it becouse of the start up saying windows XP profesional.and the start up on windows XP home edition are different?

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I have an IBM Net Vista which crashed on me during a Winxp (Home Edition) recovery. It was a motherboard problem which IBM fixed. However my PC would not load XP completely and just froze when I booted.They are going to send me a recovery disk, but can not find one in Canada and are looking in the U.S. for one. My own "fix" was to put a Win XP Pro version on and finish the original Home Edition install from the I386 file. This worked (So far anyway) but I now have two O/S on my PC. How do I uninstall the Win XP Pro and also, will my Home Edition operate properly doing the install this way. I have tried installing Norton System Works 2003 but when I install, Win XP will not shut down. If I do a system restore everything is fine.
Any ideas on how I can get back to my original Home Edition O/S. I'm not sure when IBM will get me a recovery disk, but I need my computer up and running ASAP for my home business.
Any suggetsions on how I can install my original version of Win XP Home properly. I did not receive a Win XP disk with my computer (it was a pre-load) and the Win XP pro version should not be on my system.
Any suggetsions?
 

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unless you have a XP home cd, your not going to be able to repair it, just use XP pro untill HP get's off their butts and sends you your restore cd.. thats what is bad about these pre-loads, they save money because they don't have to buy CD's from microsoft, but the customer gets stuck with these P.O.S. restore CD's..
 

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I recently posted the following on another site and didn't get and helpful responses, so I'll try here (note: it involves both Vista and 7).

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I'm having trouble installing both Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64. With Vista, I can boot and make it to the desktop, but shortly thereafter I have weird graphics glitches and the screen basically becomes unusable and I have to manually reboot (it does this on each subsequent restart, as well). Additionally, the audio from my Logitech S220 is all garbled and that's a problem as well.

With Windows 7, I can't get past the "Starting Windows" splash screen -- it just freezes there.

I've heard that I should remove a stick of RAM (I have 2x2GB sticks...I heard it needs to be 3 GB or less...don't quote me on this) on install and insert it after...here's my system:

- Dual boot Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 7600.16385 (both x86, obviously)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e @ 2.6 GHz
- 4 GB DDR2 RAM @ 667 (I believe)
- NVIDIA 8600 GTS
- Ultra 500W PSU
- Hitachi 250 GB HDD / WD 640 GB HDD
- Acer Aspire M1100 desktop
- Acer F690GVM mobo w/ 10/10/2007 BIOS revision
- Acer X183H monitor

If anyone could help it'd be much appreciated. Please note I haven't tried removing a stick of RAM and installing yet; but if that's the only way let me know (I find that weird, but, hey, whatever works I guess).

Also, FWIW, Windows says I can run 64 bit (in the print scores section of the WEI).

Thanks!

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Hi jshimmy and Welcome to the forums.
You can use this tutorial to dual boot windows 7 with vista.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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hi i have win xp on my pc right now i got a 98SE full cd and i want to put it on my pc. i tryed wipping my c drive i have c drive and a d drive. so i wiped the c drive put the 98 cd in but when i turned on the pc it said bootable cd not exist or something like that so how do i put 98 on a pc?
Liam
 

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Hello Everyone

I'm using windows xp media Amd64 3800. 2.4ghz
And I have two hd both are 250 gb my memory is 2gb of ram

I'd like to use both os vista and windows xp but i don't know how to do it.
Any suggestions,instructions? Maybe someone already made same post.
Thanks a lot for your time..
 

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