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#1 2015-11-02 13:13:44

837183
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Registered: 2013-04-19
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Dual booting #! and Windows

Hi dear, knowledgeable users (did the flattery work?)

My course requires that we work with a Windows application called "HP Unified Functional Testing", according to HP it works with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit) or above.

My PC is Dell OptiPlex 3010 G645 + 120GB SSDNow V300 solid state drive (Where #! is) + Seagate 4TB ST4000DM000 ( where the porn is)

So..I will be happy with these results:

1. HP software works
2. I have #! on the SSD
3. I keep the porn (porn really means porn et al')

Maybe you can direct me..as to what the best course would be - what Windows OS will boot dual best with CrunchBang? which OS to install first (Windows or CrunchBang)? should I put them both on the SSD?..

I have backed everything up, so formatting the SSD is an option..

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#2 2015-11-02 18:35:24

MartinRF
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Re: Dual booting #! and Windows

Why not install Windows on a virtual machine?

/Martin

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#3 2015-11-02 20:17:09

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Re: Dual booting #! and Windows

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#4 2015-11-02 21:54:05

MartinRF
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
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Re: Dual booting #! and Windows

I have 4 GB of RAM and using Virtualbox I easilly run 32-bit WinXP in a virtual machine. 64-bit Linux also works fine -- I am thinking of Ubuntu-based CAELinux which isn't exactly slimmed down. I have no experience of Win7 in a virtual machine but why not try it? There is little to loose.

Next time I re-install/re-build my computer I will drop dual-booting and go for virtual machines. I do plan to get some more RAM as I think some of the stuff I want to try in CAELinux will work much better with more RAM.

/Martin

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#5 2015-11-03 13:39:06

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Re: Dual booting #! and Windows

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