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How do create 2 bootable partitions running win 7 on the same hard drive?

By multiboot ·
I have a Sony laptop with a single hard drive. I want to create 2 partitions on the hard drive both running windows 7.

The first partition will be used for general work. This is where the majority of the software will be loaded i.e. loaded office applications and other general software.

The second partition will be used for a very specific purpose with minimal software installed and maximum speed. This partition will only have windows 7 and one proprietary software application.

How do I create a multi-boot Windows 7 environment and be able to boot off either partition?

And what do I need to do in order to switch back and forth between partitions?

Can anyone assist me with this challenge?

Your assistance is much appreciated.

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you may want to try this

by markp24 In reply to How do create 2 bootable ...

there is a freeware boot manager called "plop boot manager" its pretty versitile.
http://www.plop.at/en/home.html

you may also want to try
Acronis Disk Director
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/#features

or even "Gag" boot manager (Freeware
http://www.softpedia.com/developer/Raster-Software-47329.html

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by multiboot In reply to you may want to try this

Thanks much. I will test this out and see if I can get it working. I appreciate
your help.

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by multiboot In reply to you may want to try this

Thank you so much again for your help. I did get dual boot Win 7 working with Acronis Disk Director. That was the easiest and cleanest solution to my challenge. I had issues with the other tools. Not sure why but I could not get them to work.

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