Install two different variations of windows on my mac?

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

  1. Brentin macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2010
    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

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    yea i wanted to ask that too, but with mac-windows xP-linux ubuntu combo.
  3. jwksmith macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    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

    Nov 29, 2010
    I was going to say the same thing, what's stopping you from using Windows XP mode in 7?

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