How to install dual operating systems on one computer with ease
If you have Windows Vista and are interested in the installation Windows XP too then it isn’t impossible at all. You are able to install dual operating systems on the same computer and use them as you need. But you need to have an adequate space in your hard drive, in order to install another operating system. This process is known as ‘multiboot’ or ‘dual-boot’ configuration. This process can be time-consuming and little confusing. As soon as you start your computer, you’ll have to run only a single window at a time.
Here is a warning ;
You have to make the backup of your important data files. While you make partition of the drive, you may encounter a problem. Your data may be lost and unluckily may not be recoverable. You have to install the old operating system first, and then install the latest operating system. In case you don’t, your system may not be work. It happens because earlier windows’ versions don’t identify the startup files that are used in the latest windows’ versions and can overwrite them.
Here are some steps, by following these, you’ll be able to install Windows on a separate partition or hard drive.
Remember that before installing Windows, you’ve to be sure that you’ve disabled all antivirus software and backups and your important data to an external CD, a DVD, a Hard disk, a USB flash drive, or a network folder. Don’t forget to find your 25-characters windows product key. You can easily find it inside the windows package, on the installation disc holder or in a confirmation e-mail if you download and purchase Windows 7 online. You can have detailed instructions in the installing process of Windows 7. Click this link ‘Installing and reinstalling Windows 7’.
- First of all turn on your computer so your recent version of windows starts normally then follow these three steps.
- If you’ve downloaded Windows 7, browse to the installation file that you downloaded, and then double-click on it that’ll identify as an Application file under the Type column.
- If you have a Windows 7 installation disc, insert the disc into your computer. After inserting the disc, setup will start automatically. If it doesn’t start itself then click the Start button, click Computer, double-click your DVD drive for opening the Windows 7 installation disc, and after that, double click on Setup.exe.
- In the last, if you’ve downloaded Windows 7 onto a USB, insert the USB flash drive into your computer. Set up have to start automatically. If it doesn’t start itself then click the Start button, click Computer, double click your DVD drive for opening the Windows 7 installation disc, and after that, double click on Setup.exe.
- Click ‘Install now’, on the Install Windows menu.
- We recommend getting the latest updates from help. Make sure a successful installation and to help protect your computer opposing security threats on the ‘Get important updates for installation page’. For getting installation update you must be connected to the internet. This page may not appear if your computer is not connected to the internet.
- Click ‘I accept the license terms’ on the ‘Please read the license terms’. You have to accept the license terms.
- Click ‘Custom’ on the ‘Which type of installation do you want?’ page.
- Select the partition or disk where you want to install the new operating system on the ‘Where do you want to install Windows?’ page. Make sure that you’re installing the Windows into the different partition from the one where you’ve installed the earlier version.
- In the last, click ‘Next’ to begin the installation.
Now enjoy the way to install dual operating systems on one computer with ease.