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Does having two Operating Systems on a single computer have any disadvantages?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by demonator09, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. #1
    I wanted to try out Windows 7 on my PC but don't want to remove my existing Windows XP installation, because some of my softwares run only on XP.

    So are there any disadvantages in having multiple OS on a single PC?
    SEMrush
    Thanks :)
     
    demonator09, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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  2. igauresh

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    as long as you have seperate hard drive partitions for each OS its perfectly fine. I have been running PCs with multiple OS's for quite some time and its really a good option.
     
    igauresh, Oct 25, 2010 IP
  3. Ziggy

    Ziggy Active Member

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    No, just install Windows 7 to another disk and you will not face any problems. The system will automatically create boot menu so you will have an opportunity to chose between two operating systems
     
    Ziggy, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    have more than one operating system on one computer affect the processor and ram, until eventually the computer will be damaged
     
    rizbonet, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    GURU4SEO Well-Known Member

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    install Win7 on Diff partition of the disk drive
    you can use both
     
    GURU4SEO, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    thanks to all of you guys :)
     
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    get two disks if you want it to be faster.

    hda - partition 1 - Grub bootloader
    hda - part 2 -osx
    hab - win7

    love it
     
    willpower101, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    Not really, I've had multiple windows and linux on the same machine... you end up using only one in the end but if you have the disk space it's not a big problem
     
    Nestor, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    I heard that in that condition your PC will become slow and easy to get shutdown. But i never try.
     
    StoneWilson, Oct 26, 2010 IP
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    johneva Well-Known Member

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    Only real downside to having 2 OS on one computer is the use of HDD space and of course having programs in one install but not the other. As long as its done on separate partitions you won't have any issues.
     
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    windows 7 is gunna be discontinued
     
    Billy Evmur, Aug 15, 2019 IP
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    Zirkon Kalti Well-Known Member

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    It depends on your needs. If you use just one OS like Windows, it will be a waste of hard disk space to install a second OS like Ubuntu. On the other hand, if you need to run Windows and Ubuntu applications regularly, then, you should be installing both OS.
     
    Zirkon Kalti, Sep 3, 2019 IP
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    You need to be carefull when sharing disk between two different OS. For example, when you save in different OS some files on NTFS partition and filename contains some chars Windows "doesn't like", chkdsk will delete these files !
     
    MakeTopSite.com, Sep 5, 2019 IP