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I wanna ask a dumb question on dual booting!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cuttlefish, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2007
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    My bowels start rumbling at the very concept of having what I guess is two Windows operating systems running on the one PC so what is this passion a lot of users have for dual booting? :eek:

    I mean if it is great then I want me some of it it but I am kind of lost what is the thinking behind it! :confused:

    I have been using Windows since V3.1, an old Apple 2C and 5 1/4" floppy and have never had this burning need to want to "dual boot". :eek:

    What am I missing out on 'cos putting aside the (few seconds) it takes to boot up, there has to be another deep and dark secret you guys are keeping from me! :(
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    I use the dual booting when I am beta testing a new version of Windows. I do not have to rebuild the machine with every new build release. Just format the "Beta" partition" and then install the new release.

    I have also do this when beta testing a large new program such as MS Office where I still need my real computer for real life.
  3. loserOlimbs


    Jun 19, 2004
    Ultimate compatibility, multiple environments for any flavor of fun.

    I usually dual boot when I have multiple operating systems to play with. Like when I was running the Beta for Vista and toying with Linux, I wasn't willing to lose any apps or files from XP so I used grub to boot between the three of those on my then favorite machine.
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