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Old January 26th, 2005, 12:34 AM
itsluke2003 itsluke2003 is offline
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Unhappy why two operating systems??????

im wondring why i would want two OS on 1 computer what is it you are doing that requires two ??? please could some one help me understand
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Old January 26th, 2005, 12:39 AM
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What has prompted the question?

People have many reasons.
It could be basically that they want different Operating Systems on one computer.

This could be a mix of Win98, XP and Linux for example.

Or maybe they want an Operating System to test programs with, so not to clutter up their main OS.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 12:58 AM
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Smile 2 x OS

cheers for your reply degsy
its that i here and read about 2 OS and couldn't see the purpose. as still carnt see why 98 and xp. but yeah i see your point if some one loves downloading software all the time like freeware or p2p torrents and would wants to run the software to see what its all about. but im still not understanding becouse i would of though xp and xp no?
please can you or some one else give me more exsamples so i could get a better under standing

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Old January 26th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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I was multibooting Linux and XP Pro for a while. The reasoning behind this is I wanted to learn how to use Linux but I didn't want to dedicate a whole computer to it.
At school we have a computer that has Win2k and Win98 on it. This is because when students bring in floppy disks at home that were formatted on Win98 machines, for whatever reason, they usually won't open on our XP and 2K machines. Thus we can use our normal security policies on 2K, but be able to get into 98 when we need it.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 11:30 AM
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Well.. i was running 2 OS on one computer also, WIN98 and WINXP, cause on xp all of those battle.net games like starcraft/diablo2 gets lagy and slow after 2-3 hours playing and i get a bad ping. But if i run those games on WIN98 it runs very good with good ping doesnt matter how long i play. And that is the biggest advantage against other players on games a good ping .
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Old January 27th, 2005, 12:42 AM
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THANK YOU very much degsy,speedy and bahset

yeah that helped me. i think i mite try it for somethink to do cheers
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Old January 29th, 2005, 04:03 PM
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One benefit that I have seen from multi booting is that if your main boot partition fails, you can still get into the computer and use it by booting to the second partition instead.

Whether this allows you to fix the problem with the first partition on not depends on the error, but if you need to recover it from a recent backup, still being able to boot right back into windows makes this really easy.
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