switching operating system

July 29, 2009 at 02:03:31
Specs: Windows XP
a coputer is running a windows XP and windows server 2003, the logg on to windows XP after a while you discover that you need to used windows server 2003 immediately, so my question is how do you logg on to windows server 2003 without turning off or restarting the computer?

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#1
July 29, 2009 at 02:16:17
Use virtual machine for one of the operating systems.

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#2
July 29, 2009 at 14:51:28
It is possible to use virtualbox with some fooling around to get a partition to work as a guest. It is not recommended.

It would be easier to convert the install to a virtual machine and then use it. See vmware's products to convert and run.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#3
July 30, 2009 at 00:48:32
my problem is not yet been solved

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#4
July 30, 2009 at 05:22:22
But there is no other sulution for your problem, than run one of the operating systems as a vitual machine.
In that case, both systems can run at the same time and you can switch whenever you want.

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#5
July 30, 2009 at 13:18:01
It used to be that you could basically dump dos and boot to linux (think it was loadlin) but the design of ms os's now prevents that. It is the mode of the processor and the way the os uses the processor. Pretty sure you can't dump command.com anymore. You can do that with linux still I think

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperv... on how to run two at the same time.It would assume you have booted to a hypervisor on a supported machine.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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