Dual Boot Operating Systems

Information on Dual Boot Operating Systems

It is possible to install multiple operating systems on your system. Whenever you boot your system it will ask you to select that from which operating system you want to boot the system. If you are using dual boot operating systems then you can boot your system from any of the operating systems you want.

Following are important tips and guidelines for installation of dual boot operating systems,
  • Tips to configure dual boot operating systems
  • Things to be kept in mind during configuration
  • Issues that can occur during configuration

Tips to configure dual boot operating systems

It is possible to configure two or more than two operating systems in a system, for example, you can install Windows XP and Windows 2000® server at the same time on your computer. It is important to know different steps before configuration of dual boot operating systems on your system otherwise you may face problems. There are various tips like you have to install every operating system in different volume of a disk, check that file system is correct for the installation. In case, you have one volume then make partition of it, secure your existing data before installing dual boot operating systems, etc.

Things to be kept in mind during configuration

There are different essential things, which should be kept in mind when you are installing multiple operating systems on your system. Some of the things are very necessary during configuration is that you have to scan system from viruses and threats as they can corrupt files of the operating system. You have to make partition of your hard drive if there is only one partition. You also have complete set of drivers for both the operating systems, which you have to install, etc. These are some basic things, which should be kept in mind during installation.

Issues that can occur during configuration

Some issues can occur during the installation of multiple operating systems on a computer, like if you install operating systems on a single partition, then there are different applications, which cause problems after installation. Drivers can be incompatible with the hardware so, you have to select suitable drivers for both the operating systems. It is possible that you may get some errors during the installation because of corrupt files of the operating system, etc. There are other many issues, which can be occurred during installation, you can get details about more issues from different technical forums on the Internet.

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