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#1 black_icon

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

Is it possible for a PC to have dual Operating System or the so-caller "Virtual OS"? I'm planning to have a second OS (mac) on my existing windows Xp pro OS. Advises and suggestions are very much welcome. Thank you!
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#2 dnthns87

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

Yes both are possible.

If you're using a dual operating system its my suggestion to you that you install OSX on a different HDD and not a partition.

A product exists called WMware fusion seen here:

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

This will allow windows to be run on your desktop.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

Hi black_icon,

I don't know if the topic has been resolved for you but I can fully recommend a program called Virtualbox which is developed by Oracle. It not only fully supports Mac OS but most importantly it is fully free.

Here is the list of all Operating Systems that it supports https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes

Best regards.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:22 AM

Yes both are possible.

If you're using a dual operating system its my suggestion to you that you install OSX on a different HDD and not a partition.

A product exists called WMware fusion seen here:

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

This will allow windows to be run on your desktop.

I agree with you.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

So basically to sum up what the others have said, it is possible to run a OS in an OS. This is called a virtual machine and allows you to experiment with different OS's or use apps that are only supported in certain OS's (Like Apple's developer software - Mac OSX only.)

 

The two main Virtual Machine (VM) platforms used to run VM's are:

 

Oracle's free VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

 

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VMWare's line of products, most common of which is Workstation: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation/10_0

 

VMWare's products look nicer, but both programs run VM's just as equally.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:12 PM

I am running Windows 7 trying to get Windows 7 installed using VIirtualBox. I have 2 drives Windows 7 is on a Sandisk 250GB SSD, second drive is partitioned D:\, E:\, F:, G;\, and H:\ .  I try to install Windows on my 500GB SCSI Hard Drive \G my games Drive.

  Virtualbox will list my DOS files as being on \R:and my windows files on \S:. I have run FDISK and it shows Partition as C;1, Status as A, and 5114 Mbytes some say use no more than 2 MB and 64 MB ram. Never the less even though it shows C: as a partition when I type Format C: I get  invalid drive specification error. what am I doing wrong?



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Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:43 PM

Hello Richard!

 

Please post a new topic by pressing the "Start new topic" button at the top. By creating and titling your own topic, users will be able to see and help your issue be resolved easier. This also allows other users who are having your problem to easily find your issue, and its resolution.

 

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