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Double O/S

Postby ICT Tech » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:19 am

Okay, Some people may look at this post and say "this guy's crazy"
BUT, I know there's a way to do this, I just can't remember how.

If you have two O/S running on the one computer, you have to start either one of them, how can you start one, but then turn the other one on aswell.

You can switch between them on the same desktop.

Thanks :P

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Re: Double O/S

Postby jd2kuk » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:21 am

Dual booting is what I think you're looking for ;)

What specific OSes do you want to dual boot?

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Re: Double O/S

Postby ICT Tech » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:22 am

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
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Windows XP Professional

Is it possible to boot them together, if so, how?

Cheers :P

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Re: Double O/S

Postby TJ_2k7 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:40 am

You could use VMware.

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Re: Double O/S

Postby jd2kuk » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:30 pm

You could, but server 2003 and xp can be dual booted no problem. Just partition the hard disk, and install windows xp to one (first), then server 2003 in the second. Make your computer boot from the second partition, and voila! :)

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Re: Double O/S

Postby ICT Tech » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:31 pm

I've already got the two OSes installed, do I just right click the second drive (Server 2003) and click "mark partition as active"?

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Re: Double O/S

Postby jd2kuk » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:34 pm

Hang on, can you send a screenshot of that option? (attach it to your post as a jpeg)

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Re: Double O/S

Postby ICT Tech » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:35 pm

Okay, give me 2 mins, I need to open up XP now :D

Back in 2 secs :D

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Re: Double O/S

Postby ICT Tech » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:38 pm

Sorry for the lateness of this reply, but there's no point in helping me with this problem any more, my laptop is completely F*CKED now, I think the inside pane of glass si broke, it's on of those LCD displays, it's completely mucked up, the computer loads properly, but the screen displays all these colours, you can sort of see what's on the screen, but only bits of it, I think the time has come to go and throw the laptop back at PC World and get a new one :cry: :cry: :cry:

Unless of course anyone has any better ideas, but until I seriously need to get it fixed, all the stuff for work is on it.

Anyone got any suggestions? If not i'm bringing it back :cry:

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Re: Double O/S

Postby ICT Tech » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:41 pm

P.S. From this point on i'm not using another smilie until I get this problem fixed!


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