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Can I do this, Triple Boot


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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:22 AM

hello i have a laptop toshiba satellite l350-20g and its got 2gb ram 160gb hard drive and 1.66ghz intel dual core procceor

it came with windows vist pre installed and i managed to dual boot it to windows 7 ( with the help of bleeping computer a topic i made eariler on)

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i want to triple boot this laptop with windows xp is this possible , as i already have 4 partions and can i hack it and allow 5 so i can put xp on it ? is this possible thanks

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:27 AM

You can make as many partitions as you wish, the hard drive can be hacked up into as many partitions as there are available drive letters left, ex.. c:/, d:/, f:/ and so on. Im not sure what happens after all 26 letters are used. Ive never personally partitioned my drive into that many pieces before. What you have on each partition is only limited to the amont of space and format you give each partition.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

so, i will i be able to triple boot xp vista and 7 and will it woirk?

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

so, i will i be able to triple boot xp vista and 7 and will it woirk?



Yes you will, but install in this order:


XP
Vista
Windows 7

If you install in any other order the boot configuration will be limited and only allow you to boot to 1 OS, 2 OS or nothing at all.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:54 PM

but i cant , i have pre installed vista and i have dual booted it with windows 7 , cant i just add in windows xp

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:01 PM

I am not sure how to get to a Command Prompt with Admin rights in Windows 7, but I found this:

How to Add Windows XP to Windows 7 Boot Manager

You can try that.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:58 PM

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Scroll down to: METHOD TWO - When Windows 7 is Installed First
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