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Hey,

Well basically i want to have Windows 7 twice on the same pc, so when i boot i choose which windows 7 i pick, basically when i reformatted i did 2 Partitions, 260gb and 40gb - then i just normally installed Windows 7 on the main 260gb partition, how can i now install another copy of windows 7 on the 40GB partition? Do i just restart, put the cd in - do the normal installation but just pick the 40gb partition?

Thank you
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Normal boot-from-DVD install. Just pick the empty partition when you're installing, and it should be good.
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Normal boot-from-DVD install. Just pick the empty partition when you're installing, and it should be good.
Yeah this.

Windows handles all the bootloader stuff for you (in fact you can even change bootloader settings from windows via msconfig).
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Yeah this.

Windows handles all the bootloader stuff for you (in fact you can even change bootloader settings from windows via msconfig).
Cheers, just a little question about my mouse - if i have the usb port OC'd to 500hz on one Windows and then i pick another Windows - will it be the same or do i need to OC it again? And do like 1 windows have any influence on another 1? Just an example, if i have a "virus" on 1 OS will it affect other OS?
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Cheers, just a little question about my mouse - if i have the usb port OC'd to 500hz on one Windows and then i pick another Windows - will it be the same or do i need to OC it again? And do like 1 windows have any influence on another 1? Just an example, if i have a "virus" on 1 OS will it affect other OS?
The windows installations will be completely redundant; they will have nothing to do with each other.

When you say "overclocking your mouse" do you mean the report/polling rate? If so, that's probably something to do with usb drivers, which you would have to re-do in your new windows install.
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The windows installations will be completely redundant; they will have nothing to do with each other.

When you say "overclocking your mouse" do you mean the report/polling rate? If so, that's probably something to do with usb drivers, which you would have to re-do in your new windows install.
Ye, polling rate - but ye thanks for your help, i guess i'll find it out when i got em installed .
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