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Is it possible to virtually run XP from a separate drive within Vista?


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#1 HybridEyeGrillage

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:08 AM

Hello BCists~

I had heard about virtually running multiple operating systems a while ago, but never gave it much thought as I dual-booted XP Pro & Vista Ultimate. After a while I had gotten so used to Vista, I forgot about my XP Pro half. I usually handle some downloads, but switching to the other half would never allow me to continue those downloads.

Example:
Vista (C:) begins a download of a continuable file. File is stored in a separate hard disk (E:).
I switch to XP (F:) and attempt to continue that file, hash checking the file in (E:). It fails to continue.
I switch back to Vista (C:) and continue the file in (E:) as normal.

I hope that makes some sense...

But my question is just this-
•Is it possible to run XP virtually (MS VirtualPC, VMWare or Parallels) in Vista if it is fully installed a separate drive? :huh:
•If it is possible, what would possibly be the limitations?

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:44 AM

•Is it possible to run XP virtually (MS VirtualPC, VMWare or Parallels) in Vista if it is fully installed a separate drive? :huh:
•If it is possible, what would possibly be the limitations?


I think it would have to be installed through the virtual machine, but yes, if you boot to the VM and install windows.




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