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I have 3 operating systems on my existing HDD now?

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I have 3 operating systems on my existing HDD now?

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I have had three operating systems on my HDD now and find it very useful to have the drive set up as multiple boot. I'm thinking about going to an SSD. Will this be a problem to install more than one os on the SSD? Should I use multiple SSD's to set this up? Does anyone have any feedback on this? I'm using XP pro, Vista and Windows 7.

Thanks, John
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    OH Smeg

    And I personally prefer to keep different OS's on Different HDD but that what I personally like it's not all that important.

    Col

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    databaseben

    i also agree but not because it is a personal decision but a matter of long term functionality and logic.

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    strongmantigan

    In your place i would install only one operating system on the hard drive, and the other two installed as virtual machines with VMWare Player. Is so much easy to perform any task U need to perform. U can instal even a Linux virtual machine :) The advantage is that you can discretionary alocate resources, and switch between OS's without rebooting your PC. So much fun :)

    PS. I almost forgot: the OS's images could be located in other place even on your network. LOL

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    dldorrance

    Agree. I also use VMware Player (free) to run Windows, the native OS being Linux. The only downside is that the virtual OS will run slower than if installed on a HDD.

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    databaseben

    you're very lucky that you computer hasn't crashed and or required to reformat your whole hard drive yet.

    my suggestion is to put 1 operating system per disk or virtualize the older operating systems onto the newer one.

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    robo_dev

    Especially if Vista is one of the three operating systems. Vista has a hard time working all by itself and it would not surprise me if it took the whole system offline.

    Call me old-fashioned but SSDs are still a fairly new technology and I don't trust them entirely.

    I had one fail recently. No bad noise, no warning, just poof and the whole drive went away forever.

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    Thmiuatga

    I ran three different Operating Systems on one single drive once. Too much trouble and lost too much data so that lesson taught me to confine them to their own separate hard drives. I am running XP x64 on my primary master and Ubuntu Linux 11.04LTS on the Primary Slave and I boot from the slave to pick either XP or LInux.

    Now as for details to aid you on SSD's you need to go to the Revision3 website and choose the show called Tekzilla. access episode#282 and pay attention to the PC upgrade portion of the show where they are discussing the formatting of SSD's. I don't use those drives but I found it interesting and I hope you find this information helpful.

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    OH Smeg

    And I personally prefer to keep different OS's on Different HDD but that what I personally like it's not all that important.

    Col

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    databaseben

    i also agree but not because it is a personal decision but a matter of long term functionality and logic.

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    strongmantigan

    In your place i would install only one operating system on the hard drive, and the other two installed as virtual machines with VMWare Player. Is so much easy to perform any task U need to perform. U can instal even a Linux virtual machine :) The advantage is that you can discretionary alocate resources, and switch between OS's without rebooting your PC. So much fun :)

    PS. I almost forgot: the OS's images could be located in other place even on your network. LOL

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    dldorrance

    Agree. I also use VMware Player (free) to run Windows, the native OS being Linux. The only downside is that the virtual OS will run slower than if installed on a HDD.

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    databaseben

    you're very lucky that you computer hasn't crashed and or required to reformat your whole hard drive yet.

    my suggestion is to put 1 operating system per disk or virtualize the older operating systems onto the newer one.

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    robo_dev

    Especially if Vista is one of the three operating systems. Vista has a hard time working all by itself and it would not surprise me if it took the whole system offline.

    Call me old-fashioned but SSDs are still a fairly new technology and I don't trust them entirely.

    I had one fail recently. No bad noise, no warning, just poof and the whole drive went away forever.

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    Thmiuatga

    I ran three different Operating Systems on one single drive once. Too much trouble and lost too much data so that lesson taught me to confine them to their own separate hard drives. I am running XP x64 on my primary master and Ubuntu Linux 11.04LTS on the Primary Slave and I boot from the slave to pick either XP or LInux.

    Now as for details to aid you on SSD's you need to go to the Revision3 website and choose the show called Tekzilla. access episode#282 and pay attention to the PC upgrade portion of the show where they are discussing the formatting of SSD's. I don't use those drives but I found it interesting and I hope you find this information helpful.