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how to switch back and forth between windows 7 and ubuntu

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so i want to install ubuntu and beable to easily switch between that and windows 7 without restarting my computer, ive seen it done on youtube videos but never knew how.
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Without restarting you'd probably be best off with something like VMware Workstation.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;12191399 
Without restarting you'd probably be best off with something like VMware Workstation.
^^this. W7 has an integrated virtual machine for free, download the 3 add-on files from microsoft and you can install ubuntu to toy with.
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Originally Posted by otterpopjunkie;12191542 
^^this. W7 has an integrated virtual machine for free, download the 3 add-on files from microsoft and you can install ubuntu to toy with.

do you happen to know the links for the files needed or what to do? google brings me here, http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/ which isnt free
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post #5 of 8
Try this

https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=player&lp=1

You might like it or not. just get it working and then find a permanent solution
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VMware
Edited by cr1 - 1/29/11 at 11:01pm
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Ah, I guess you have to have W7 Ultimate or Pro edition. Here it is:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
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If you aren't ready to pony up the cash for VMware, you can try VirtualBox. See the link in my sig.
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