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Two Operating systems on 1 hard drive without partitioning

Nov 23, 2005 7:17PM PST

My friend and I are having an arguement over the issue of having 2 or more OS's on a hard drive without partitioning.Is this possible? Please assist.

If yes, how are they going to work together?

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You did not reveal which 2.
Nov 23, 2005 9:49PM PST

But in short, Windows 3, NT, 95, 98, 2000, 2003 and XP can not exist in the same partition. Microsoft documents why so I don't have to.


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(NT) (NT) Please stick to your original thread in this forum.
Nov 24, 2005 12:24AM PST
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Locking this thread.
Nov 24, 2005 1:43AM PST

Sorry, I didn't notice the other ongoing discussion.