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was wondering what would be the best way to run dual operating systems. i know if i instal a second boot then i would have to restart the computer to run the other operating system. my options are do the dual boot or try virtual pc was wondering what one would be better.
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The first if you intend on actually getting real work done. I find that the second isnt as good. I just use the first OS to do all my work. So, dual boot ftw.
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I agree with dual-boot. Virtual Machines are often very laggy, and don't have all the capability of a "stand-alone" OS.

However, VirtualPC's would be fine if you are intending to just test an OS or just for some quick compatability testing.
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i like my vista rc1 x 86 but alot of my games wont play on it..... my question is if i use norton partion magic 8 and split a hard drive into 2 i could use the same programs on both operating systems or would i have to install the software under the operating system i want to use ???
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