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Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Q: Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Hello All Windows Laptop Boot on 2003 Server in installed installation Dual already Windows 7 I have Windows Ultimate -Bit Edition installed and working fine Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop on the following laptop HP-Dv -Bit Core Duo GB RAM Nvidia Graphics Card It is the only operating system I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk Windows Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition C I have D almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements Now I want to install Windows SR SP Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration I have read that installing a Windows Xp family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows unbootable since both have different operating system files I know i should have installed Windows first and then Windows to ensure a hassle free Windows dual boot system However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences Thanks for reading and helping in advance Regards nbsp

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A: Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2003-server-installation-in-dual-boot-on-already-installed-windows-7-laptop.878387/
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A:Cant boot Server 2003 after having installed Windows 7

Just in case it helps, here its my partition map. Although it is Spanish, I guess you can read it

The first two are the ubuntu partitions (systema and swap), then C (win7), D (server 2003), and E (data, no system)

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/163288-cant-boot-server-2003-after-having-installed-windows-7-a.html
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thank you very much in advance..

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Should be the same as to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Install 2003 first. You'll know right away if it can see the HD or if it needs the SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Once it's installed boot WIn7 installer to create the second partition you should leave space for during previous install. It will configure the Dual Boot menu, or else install EasyBCD to 7 to add 2003.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/289291-dual-boot-windows-server-2003-r2-windows-7-dell-xps.html
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Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Windows vista windows 2003 server dual boot

Try running this in vista and use it to add a boot entry for 2003.
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
Link at the bottom of the page.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-windows-2003-server-dual-boot.791795/
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A:Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003

Hello SMetla, welcome to Seven Forums!



I have no knowledge of 2003 as I've never fooled with it but you may need run startup repairs to get back to Windows 7 after you install 2003 and the startup repairs should add a boot entry to the Windows boot menu; start by having a look through this tutorial but do not change the "System" partition by marking anything as active before you start the installation process.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Do you have an external Hard Disk Drive you could save an image of the existing system to before you start; this is an excellent free program to use.

Imaging with free Macrium


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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I'm new here and glad to join this community.

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Any help will be appriciated.

Best regards,
 

A:Dual boot windows xp and windows server 2003

Back up Boot.ini file.

You could install windows Xp and then edit/replace the boot.ini file with the one you backed up.
Or once XP is installed you can run a Manulal repair off windows 2003 cd on the boot files.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-windows-xp-and-windows-server-2003.202304/
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A:Dual boot with Windows Server 2003 and Vista leads to no network connectivity

What does Vista Device Manager say - any red/ yellow flags?
Does it show Ethernet connection?
Vista SP2 drivers installed?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/dual-boot-with-windows-server-2003-and-vista-leads-to-no-network-connectivity-555726.html
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Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Dual booting Windows 2K and 2003 .NET Server

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Beyond that... I guess all should be fine. Oh, but you did mention games....

Server Operating Systems are generally not optimised for games. If you want to play games, etc better to have some kind of dual boot system with XP, and so forth.

Because of my interest in operating systems, but also in the interests of compatibilty with games, I currently have many operating systems installed. Here is a list|:-

Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Oracle, Exchange, etc.
Windows 2003 server
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A:Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!

I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
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A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

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A:Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Evaluation Installation Problems

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please guys, i need to know...

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A:Dual boot - Vista/Server 2003

Hi-

Is this an install image? If so, it will overwrite Vista's boot loader and render Vista unbootable. Do you have a Vista Install disk or recovery disk? as with that you could use the command prompt to correct the mbr.

Regards,

Mark

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/dual-boot-vista-server-2003-a-550091.html
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A:Uninstall Server 2003 from a Dual Boot

Have you tried reformatting the partion that you installed Server 2003 on?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/uninstall-server-2003-from-a-dual-boot.482649/
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Whoo-hoo! First post!
 

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Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.
She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.

I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.

What would be the best way to dual boot?

Cheers,
Ben

A:Dual Booting Windows 7 with pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop

As this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.


You will need to buy Windows 7.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/37995-dual-booting-windows-7-pre-installed-windows-8-laptop.html
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Hello,

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. I have Windows Defender version 1.1.1600.1 for WinServer and McAffee for Windows 7. Recently I have been having some trouble with McAffee. Will Windows Defender provide protection for both OS's or do I need to continue to troubleshoot the McAffee issue?

Thanks,
Scott

A:AntiVirus for Dual Boot System -Windows 7/Windows Server 2008

Windows Defender will only run when the OS it is installed on is running.
So, for you it will only run when you boot up Windows Server.

Windows Defender is not an Anti Virus program.
It is Anti Malware and intended to run alongside a real-time Anti Virus program.

You might consider un-installing McAffe and using a different A/V such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, etc...

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/255983-antivirus-dual-boot-system-windows-7-windows-server-2008-a.html
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Wen i start doing this , the process going and computer boots form the CD and in one stage i get blue screen that does not allow me to complete the installation ..
is there any help would be highly appreciated

A:Windows XP installation as dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium

The ancient XP CD doesn't have modern SATA drivers so can't see your hard drive. Easiest solution is to virtualize XP in Win7 using freeware like VMWare or Virtual Box.

The only way to insert the SATA driver if you can find it for your SATA controller if you still have a floppy drive SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot or you can try slipstreaming in the XP CDr: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Then shrink the C partition, boot XP CD to create and full format the partition in the shrink space, install there. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/328881-windows-xp-installation-dual-boot-windows-7-home-premium.html
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A:Solved: Dule boot windows 2003 server with windows xp home on 2 SATA hard drives?????

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dule-boot-windows-2003-server-with-windows-xp-home-on-2-sata-hard-drives.732903/
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Two of the commands for creating a VHD is:


Code:
CREATE VDISK FILE=c:\windows7rc.vhd MAXIMUM=200000 TYPE=EXPANDABLE
SELECT VDISK FILE=c:\windows7rc.vhd
I am not sure what does "c:\" in the command indicate.

I've attached a screen shot of my existing partitions. I have a partition of 97.66 GB which is unallocated on which I'd like to install Server 2008.

My question is do I need to change anything in the above command?

Thanks in advance.

A:Clarification regarding dual boot of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Hi, if anyone could please help me clarify this doubt, I'd be really grateful. Waiting for a confirmation to proceed with the installation.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/275500-clarification-regarding-dual-boot-windows-7-windows-server-2008-a.html
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A:Dual boot Windows 10 and Win 8.1 with Win 10 installed

The M$ article:http://tinyurl.com/p79786jand another approach..http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how...If wishing to play or otherwise with win-10 I would be inclined to do on its own computer, or go the dual boot path.And... if dual booting... first ensure "all" data is safely duplicated/copied elsewhere - typically DVD, but an external hard drive (or NAS) too is nice(r) - just in-case...

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-10/dual-boot-windows-10-and-win-81-with-win-10-installed/144.html
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A:How can I have Windows 7 and 8.1 dual boot (8.1 1st installed)

Hello and welcome winuserd have a look at this Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista it might give you an idea on what to do.
It is from the 8 forum's site (a sister site to this one) - might be an idea to join up to that as well I did and I upgraded my main laptop and the Sandy Bridge from 7 to 8 then 8.1 with just an upgrade disk (the 8.1 was a free download).

Having said that I have both the 8's running in 7 mode (look) using Classic Shell as I prefer the desktop look but they are certainly faster than my other 7 machines.

PS I forgot to say I cloned the 7 to new drives before I upgraded so that I can flip the old drive back in if things go south.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/323869-how-can-i-have-windows-7-8-1-dual-boot-8-1-1st-installed.html
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A:Cannot dual boot xp and Windows 7 with W7 installed first.

Did you have a look at Option 2 here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/265202-cannot-dual-boot-xp-windows-7-w7-installed-first.html
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"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

I have Googled the heck out of this problem and tried a number of fixes that have not worked:

I tried replacing the hal.dll file with the one from the XP install disc.
I tried rebuilding the boot.ini file.
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My bcdedit output in command prompt can be viewed on the Untitled-1.jpg attached.

I am fairly experienced in dealing with some of this stuff but I'm stumped. Please help!

A:Dual boot XP with windows 7 already installed

Hello, welcome!
It is unlikely you are really missing hal.dll. What is most likely happening is that XP is looking at the wrong place to boot from. You were on the right track rebuilding the boot.ini file, but perhaps you need to go farther. The fact that you are getting that message means nothing is wrong with the MBR.
What you need to do it manually edit your boot.ini file. Rembember that the drive/partition numbering starts at 0. I have attached a sample boot.ini file for you to look at. Your problem is probably the drive number.
boot.ini.txt

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/46424-dual-boot-xp-windows-7-already-installed.html
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A:Dual Boot on pre-installed windows 8

Look at this thread. It's short and I think it'll give you the info you need.

Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/35179-dual-boot-pre-installed-windows-8-a.html
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A:dual boot Windows 7 64 bit with (pre installed) Xp 32 bit

One of Brink's great tutorials to get your teeth into: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/175846-dual-boot-windows-7-64-bit-pre-installed-xp-32-bit.html
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hi,

i hav a sytem with vista pre installed on it. I wanted to install sever 2003 on the same hard drive but another partition. i created the partition but once i finished the installation, system cannot locate vista any more. i know that vista got a different boot manger which causes the problem. But is there any way i could get around so that i can have server 2003 and vista on dual boot mode?

thanks in advance,

newbee

A:dual boot server 2003 on vista system

you could use a os selctor like acronis os selector or Use the BCDEdit (Vista/Longhorn) utility or check out www.pro-networks.org
for "Vista Boot Pro 3.3".

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/232608-dual-boot-server-2003-vista-system.html
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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8 (With Windows 7 Installed later)

Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Windows 8?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

Filling out System Specs - Windows 7 Forums

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A:Issue:Windows 7 and XP dual boot(Win 7 installed First)

Welcome to SF!

No problem at all. First, mark your Windows 7 partition as active.

Then, run a startup repair on Windows 7.

That will make the default boot entry 7's boot loader, and XP will be inaccessible. To fix that, add XP manually to 7's boot loader using EasyBCD 2.0. You will need to register with a free account in order to download.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/81270-issue-windows-7-xp-dual-boot-win-7-installed-first.html
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A:Dual-Boot: Windows only showing One OS Installed! HELP!

If you use the windows partition tool it deletes the hard drive... so I don't understand what happened here.

Assuming then that you used a partition tool that doesn't delete the hard drive then check your disc drive. Does it have a disc in it?

A third thing is this: you partitioned it but the drive you intended to install xp on was too small, so the installer by default selected the bigger one and you accidently installed xp over windows 7.

I really don't understand what you are saying. Those are three posibilities from what I get out of this post. please rewrite it so we can narrow down what happened.

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A:Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and download XP mode.
Windows XP Mode - Microsoft Windows

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A:Windows 7 & XP Dual Boot Installation

Your best bet is to run do under free virtual box as a virtual PC that say you don't need to mess with booting etc and it's safer you just install 7 install virtual box install xp

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A:Re-installation of Windows 7/64 on SSD from Dual Boot

Hi Movick

If you're installing Windows 7 to the new SSD drive make sure only that drive is plugged in. Unplug the XP drive and the smaller SSD . What are you going to do with the smaller SSD drive that has Windows 7 Pro already? You may want to uninstall it from that drive before you could use the key on the new SSD .

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/285801-re-installation-windows-7-64-ssd-dual-boot.html
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Graphic Interface PCI-Express
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DMI BIOS
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version F2
date 06/20/2014

Hi

I have windows 7 installed on c drive.

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I slipstreamed with AHCI driver.

When the windows xp installation menu loads to partition choosing page.

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WinXP is not able to read the hard drive partition.

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A:Problem with Dual-boot, installed XP on a computer with Windows 7

If you have separate hard drives then you should have unplugged the Win7 SSD to install XP on the other hard drive so this could not happen. Then boot your choice via the BIOS.

Now unplug all other drives and peripherals besides the Win7 SSD, confirm the 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or the Win7 partition (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active,

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If you want to install XP, unplug all other drives except the drive you want it installed upon. Using the XP CD, I would delete its partition, create and full format new to make sure you have the XP partition table.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/374282-problem-dual-boot-installed-xp-computer-windows-7-a.html
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I have already turned off secure boot in bios. However, UEFI mode is still active vs legacy bios which is the other mode I have.

A:Dual Boot Acer Aspire V5 with Windows 8.1 Pre-installed

You will need both Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8/8.1 installed in Legacy mode.

On some Acer, Gateway, P. Bell, Windows 7 x64 will not install in UEFI mode.

Windows 8 Desktops - How to Disable Secure Boot - YouTube



Enabling the boot device menu







Originally Posted by Acer


On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.

SOLUTION

Enabling the F12 function:

1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.




How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot







Originally Posted by Acer


This article only applies to: Windows 8 Desktops

Bootable media from previous versions of Windows may not be recognized in Windows 8. You can change the Secure Boot setting and it should recognize the bootable device.

Use the following steps to change Secure Boot:

1.Completely shut down your computer.
2.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press Delete to enter the BIOS.
3.Use the right arrow key to select Authentication.
4.With Secure Boot highlighted, press Enter and then the down arrow to select Disabled.
5.Use the right arrow key to select Boot Options.
6.With Launch CSM highlighted, press Enter and use the down arrow to select Always.
7.Press Enter.
8.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system

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if (answer == yes)
Can I use this tutorial : Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista ?
if (answer == yes)
Can I use 6.c) option , installing from ISO ?

And small edit : Did anyone tried this Server ?

Thanks in advance.
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A:Help needed - installation of dual boot Windows 7 on pre ins...

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. I am afraid that what you require may not be possible or at least is not that easy to achieve. I just checked and your computer does not officially support Windows 7. It seems to me that HP doesn't recommend the installation of Windows 7 on this computer and on a consumer computer shipped with Windows 10, nor will it support the installation of Windows 7 - just in case you have some issues, you may be asked to update to Win 10.  I just checked and there are no drivers officially for the hardware in the computer for Windows 7. Also, Windows 7 may not support some of the hardware or software features designed for the computer (e.g. Win 7 touch support is not that good as in Windows 8 and 10). Please, for more information, please refer to these articles and threads: >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Clean-Install-Windows-7-with-UEF...>> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-cannot-be-install...>> http://www.disk-partition.com/articles/selected-disk-is-gpt-partition-style.html  It is recommended that you stick to the operating system that came originally with your computer - e.g. Windows 10.You may try with Windows 7 Virtial machine (VM) using the free Oracle VirtualBox inside Win 10 itself - not sure if this will work well for the games:>> https://www.virtualbox.org/>> http://www.howtogeek.com/196060/beginner-geek-how-to-create-and-use-virtual-machines/  Please, let me know if you have any other questions - I'd be happy to assist you !

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You say, you have two HD Drive, therefore you have a Disk0 & a Disk1.

When installing Linux
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Do you want to create a dual boot menu where each HD is dependent on the other with first-installed holding the MBR and second-installed holding the boot files? This is harder to extricate.

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As you dualing booting 32 bit & 64 bit, You can folow this tutorial:
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1. On start up press F2 OR DEL to enter BIOS.
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A:Problem after xp installation for dual boot with windows 8

Set the UEFI/BIOS firmware to LEGACY OS boot & Secure Boot DISABLED, see if LEGACY Windows will boot.
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A:Windows 2003 Server boot problem

Uhm.. Deactivate the hardware RAID?!!! Depending on how far this other guy got, at worst your hard drive contents may have been wiped!

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A:unable to dual boot 2 installation of windows 7 ultimate 64

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your fully-expanded disk management layout so that we can give you better help.

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A:How to remove single OS from dual boot - Windows 7 and Win Server 2008

boot into win7 and move the bootmgr to the win 2008 partition. It will mark that partition active as well.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

now reboot into win 2008 and situation will be:
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4th - Windows 2008 Server OS (Healthy - system,boot, page file, crash dump, active, primary partition)

Correct? If so .. now you can remove the win7 partition. And of course update the bootmenu so win7 is not in list anymore

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A:Adding Windows 10 dual-boot (clean install) to a Windows 7 Laptop.

From an elevated ("Run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 7 try:

bcdboot e:\Windows

The path in red will be the path to the Windows 10 "Windows" folder.

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A:Want to have XP dual boot on laptop with vista pre-installed

Have a read through the "sticky" at the start of this forum. There is quite a bit of interchange of ideas there.
 

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But please follow the steps by the letter, else you may end up with no system at all.

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Are you installing to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums?

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A:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

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A:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-difference-b-w-windows-server-2003-and-small-business-server-2003.286015/
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A:Installing Windows XP as a Dual Boot on Windows 7 Laptop

tell about the xp disk. is it from another computer, oem or retail.

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A:trying to dual boot windows 7 on my windows 8 laptop

   Note

When dual booting with Windows 8 Preinstalled & Windows 7

Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

   Warning
If you shrink C: before deleting the OEM Recovery partition, the C: & the new partition may be converted to Dynamic partitions.
You DO NOT WHAT Dynamic partitions.




Than follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista




For Ref:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Re-installing Genuine Windows 7HP on a dual boot laptop

See if this works for you ...

1. Power on the computer
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4. Click OK to continue
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6. Once eRecovery has run, press OK to reboot unit

Note that all data will be lost during this process and your computer will be brought back to it's original factory state and settings.

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A:Can you legally dual boot your laptop using the two OEM copies of Windows that came with the machine?

Dual-booting is done all the time. It is not illegal. My netbook came with XP, and I added Windows 7 on a separate partition. Works fine.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/295538/can-you-legally-dual-boot-your-laptop-using-the-two-oem-copies-of-windows-that-came-with-the-machine/