Install two different variations of windows on my mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Brentin, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Brentin macrumors newbie

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    For work I require Mac OSX, Windows XP and Windows 7 for several different tasks. I want to run them all on the same harddrive is there any way to install the two windows operating systems and boot them when needed?
     
  2. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    yea i wanted to ask that too, but with mac-windows xP-linux ubuntu combo.
     
  3. jwksmith macrumors member

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    The easy way is to use a VM. I use Parallels and have 3 guest os's on my MBP. I have 2 XP builds plus a linux image. You can even run off an image on an external drive - either USB or Firewire. Firewire is faster.
     
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    You can also install a simple dual boot of windows 7 and snow leopard. Install windows xp mode within windows 7 so you can run older windows apps in windows 7.
     
  5. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    I was going to say the same thing, what's stopping you from using Windows XP mode in 7?
     

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