how to access programs on dual os....

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anupam_smarty

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Am having two os "xp professional(32 bit) and vista home basic(32 bit)"......during boot process computer asks me,to enter the choice for the particular os...........upto here its ok.........now please tell how to install different softwares so this i can access it in both the operating system to which i log in..........

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could you post your setup details please ...like what is installed on which partition ??

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anupam_smarty

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Am having four partition.....
C: VISTA: primary partiton [40 Gb]
D: XP: primary partiton,boot loader[40 GB]
E: logical partiton[40 GB]
F: logical partiton[40 GB]
 

DoubleHelix

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You can't access programs from one OS on the other. You have to install them on each.

The partition setup you have is irrelevant.
 

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You can - if you are careful - save a bit of space by having a common program files directory on a common drive.

You still have to install on both Versions of Windows so that the registry and local folders get set up, but they can both use the common program folder providing that the installs are identical.
 

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That's not the same thing as sharing an application and still requires two licenses. I wouldn't see the point in using a shared installation folder given that both OS's need it installed anyway. Then you double the chances for corruption and problems and seriously complicate troubleshooting.
 
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