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Can I have two operating systems?

Just wondering if I can install XP on my quad-core setup alongside Vista Premium, and select which OS to run during startup. I think I accidentally did this once while trying to put a fresh install of XP on my old laptop, but seeing that Vista is 64 bit and XP is 32, I don't know what type of issues I would run into. Also I reeeeally can't afford to lose what's on my hard drive, if for some reason this doesn't work.

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This seems like a pain in the ass... any other ways to do this without having to re-install Vista after installing XP?
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This seems like a pain in the ass... any other ways to do this without having to re-install Vista after installing XP?
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another vote for vmware server.
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VMware Server
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Best of all, it's free.
I read the FAQ and most of the info I could find... Tell me if I'm understanding this right... basically this software makes a virtual second computer out of my existing computer? It wont fuck up what I already have on my machine? Also it keeps referring to Windows Server 2008... I have Vista Premium. I'm really nervous about doing this. Any tips? I couldn't find an installation guide
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why would you want XP and Vista, that's what I'm trying to understand. XP comes in 64bit versions as well.
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I read the FAQ and most of the info I could find... Tell me if I'm understanding this right... basically this software makes a virtual second computer out of my existing computer? It wont fuck up what I already have on my machine? Also it keeps referring to Windows Server 2008... I have Vista Premium. I'm really nervous about doing this. Any tips? I couldn't find an installation guide
Relax. I am running XP Pro as my host OS, and I have Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 98 and Ubuntu Linux all setup as Virtual Machines. Your virtual machine will not mess with what you currently have.
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why would you want XP and Vista, that's what I'm trying to understand. XP comes in 64bit versions as well.
Some old software that isn't compatible with 64bit.
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Relax. I am running XP Pro as my host OS, and I have Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 98 and Ubuntu Linux all setup as Virtual Machines. Your virtual machine will not mess with what you currently have.
Ok, I will try it out tomorrow and let you guys know how it turns out.
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I read the FAQ and most of the info I could find... Tell me if I'm understanding this right... basically this software makes a virtual second computer out of my existing computer? It wont fuck up what I already have on my machine? Also it keeps referring to Windows Server 2008... I have Vista Premium. I'm really nervous about doing this. Any tips? I couldn't find an installation guide
Running VM is quite popular for a lot of folks and it works fairly well. Don't expect screaming performance when trying to use both OSs heavily, but it works as advertised and is pretty easy to use.

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Some old software that isn't compatible with 64bit.
I've never seen a piece of software that wasn't. I get the feeling you're being told this but you've never tried it. Vists x62 x32 emulation is so good in fact, it actually runs better than an x32 OS.
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I've never seen a piece of software that wasn't. I get the feeling you're being told this but you've never tried it. Vists x62 x32 emulation is so good in fact, it actually runs better than an x32 OS.
I have in fact tried it, and it is known to be incompatible with 64bit.
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So I downloaded and installed VMware Server and during installation I received several error messages stating that it had some invalid drivers and that my operating system would not allow them to be installed. After it finished installing I opened VMware and it's asking me to connect to some host... I'm so confused. I have no host to connect to, I just want to run XP. halp!
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I have in fact tried it, and it is known to be incompatible with 64bit.
What is the name of the software?

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What is the name of the software?
Glider, bots a warcraft character for me to sell.

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So I downloaded and installed VMware Server and during installation I received several error messages stating that it had some invalid drivers and that my operating system would not allow them to be installed. After it finished installing I opened VMware and it's asking me to connect to some host... I'm so confused. I have no host to connect to, I just want to run XP. halp!
localhost or 127.0.0.1 if I remember right.

assuming it installed somewhere close to correctly.

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Glider, bots a warcraft character for me to sell.

www.mmoglider.com
hax.

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ROFL I use Glider non stop on my farming account. Yeah... It's by passable but you wont have the shadow.sys drive that is used to hide from Warden.

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I know there has been a few things I installed, that I had to run as administrator, to get it to install right.

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I've never seen a piece of software that wasn't. I get the feeling you're being told this but you've never tried it. Vists x62 x32 emulation is so good in fact, it actually runs better than an x32 OS.
Up until recently we had two different programs I support at work that would not run in a 64 Bit OS without crashing and a third that was not support but worked most of the time. They all work now but caused alot of headaches for me when customer's called running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit that really had no business running it other than they wanted the latest and greatest but had no idea how to take advantage of it




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Up until recently we had two different programs I support at work that would not run in a 64 Bit OS without crashing and a third that was not support but worked most of the time. They all work now but caused alot of headaches for me when customer's called running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit that really had no business running it other than they wanted the latest and greatest but had no idea how to take advantage of it
It's always people that can't setup a 32bit emulated environment - technically anything that runs in 32 bit can and will run in a 64bit environment if you set it up correctly, but no one can seem to do that unfortunately. If I was you, or anyone that was supporting software I wouldn't even bother explaining it, haha, I don't blame you.
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I'm uninstalling this. Too much of a headache and not worth it.
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ROFL I use Glider non stop on my farming account. Yeah... It's by passable but you wont have the shadow.sys drive that is used to hide from Warden.
Warden = propaganda imo. If there was such "Warden" I would have been caught long ago..
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I'm uninstalling this. Too much of a headache and not worth it.
I think you're psyching yourself out, dude. Microsoft offers VirtualPC 2007 for free. Sun offers VirtualBox (I think) and it's awesome too. It's also free. VMWare is also simple to install if you just read. If you "need" to run a virtual machine, take the time to figure it out. Otherwise, buy another hard drive and run a dual boot.
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lol. he just need Vmware Workstation, not server. Workstation allows you to run whatever you want within xp or vista, whatever you are currently running.

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It's always people that can't setup a 32bit emulated environment - technically anything that runs in 32 bit can and will run in a 64bit environment if you set it up correctly, but no one can seem to do that unfortunately. If I was you, or anyone that was supporting software I wouldn't even bother explaining it, haha, I don't blame you.
Exactly! Try explaining "the fix" to a 70-80 year old millionaire what they need to do to get this to work and you'll understand my pain. They do not want to do the work or pay someone to do it for them, they want it to work out of the box




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