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I would like to find out whether it is possible to install two versions of Window in a single computer and how it may affect its operation.

I bought a computer for my children and it comes with a vernacular version of Window XP Home edition. It has a Pentium 4 2.8 processor.

I would like to also install a Window XP Professional Version in the same computer because it is in English.

My computer supplier says that it will slow down the system making it very slow. Only one operating system run at a time. Which means that I will either select the Vernacular version of Window or the English version at the start up.

My question is? Will it be able to work normally somehow?.


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Setting up a dual boot for XP Home and Pro requires you to have a second partition on your hard drive to house the Pro install. Tools such as Partition Magic can work to do this if the drive does not already have that second partition.

As far as slowing down the system, I have not seen any performance hits in any dual boot I have created. In fact it provides a safety net if one XP install becomes corrupt, the other may still boot.

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Thank you Michael for your reply. I apologize for not replying earlier as I was away for some time.

The retailer has installed the two XP programmes in two different partitions however the program still runs much slower . I am still at a loss. The retailer says this is the problem they encounter when ever they install two window programmes in a computer.

thanks anyway.


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