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y even format ur harddrives to test os's just use vmware or virtual machine and emulate the operating systems if your curious in playing around with them. i dont see any need to format disks when u dont have to. but if u dont want to emulate the os use norton ghost and back the drives up to an external drive then ur going to have to restore the image either by removing the hd from the laptop or by havin an os installed on 1 of ur drives and then restore the image to the other internal drive and will have to do viceversa when u wanna move onto another os. but save urself the hassle and just emulate the os's on a computer with better specs ie: more ram, hd space and cpu speed.
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That would work if your BIOS has a "boot from USB" option.
it has that option, now i just would like to have some sort of app that can do that
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y even format ur harddrives to test os's just use vmware or virtual machine and emulate the operating systems if your curious in playing around with them. i dont see any need to format disks when u dont have to. but if u dont want to emulate the os use norton ghost and back the drives up to an external drive then ur going to have to restore the image either by removing the hd from the laptop or by havin an os installed on 1 of ur drives and then restore the image to the other internal drive and will have to do viceversa when u wanna move onto another os. but save urself the hassle and just emulate the os's on a computer with better specs ie: more ram, hd space and cpu speed.
well, i have virtual machines on my desktop comp and on my laptop.. the only difference here is that these experiments cannot be done on virtual machines..

and installing a OS to some drive and then restoring is NOT an option, as OS installing must be done in a little different way.. installing to the first disk only.. and swapping disks wont work as they are placed in a bit difficult locations inside the laptop.. note that they are SSD's not HDD's, so they are smaller and fit almost anywhere..
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