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#1 jacksonbird03

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:21 AM

Hello Everyone...

How are you all ???

How many operating systems we can install on a single hard disk at a time...

Is there any restrictions on the number of Operating systems installed on a single hard disk ???

 



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:37 AM

It depends on which actual operating systems are involved:

 

http://forums.justlinux.com/showthread.php?147959-How-to-install-and-boot-145-operating-systems-in-a-PC


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:01 AM

You could also consider running other operating systems as virtual machines within the main operating system on your PC (if your PC is high enough spec). This may be much simpler to set up.

 

In a virtualisation scenatio, your main operating system would stay as it is, and you would run effectively separate PCs on the same hardware (the HOST pc), with the GUEST machines HDDs stored within large files in the hosts main operating system. You'd need virtualisation software to do this For example "Virtualbox", but higher versions of Windows 7 come with Windows XP mode or Virtual PC, and Windows 8 Pro comes with Hyper-V (which is very good). The guest virtual machines in a virtualisation scenario need their own separate OS licences.

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

If you are talking solely about Windows installs, without using anything other Windows boot files...the limit would be four.

 

Each version of Windows requires an active/bootable primary partition...and the limit for such is four to a hard drive.

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:03 AM

Thank you everyone for your replies... :)






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