Sally
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Sally asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 month ago

Can Windows and Linux be installed on the same computer???

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  • 1 month ago
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    YES... but you can only boot to one at a time. 

    Sounds like you want to make a emulator.. GO to Amazon and get a cheap DELL 100 dollar or less computer for that and it will work great..

    as another poster said  UBUNTU is a really good easy to use system and is easy to install.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes we can do by using a dual-booting to install a both Windows and Linux 

    Installing a Linux distribution along Windows as a twin boot device will come up with a desire of both operating systems every time you start your PC. It’s the ideal manner for most human beings to put in Linux, as you may continually get back to a complete Windows gadget with a reboot. Always first install Linux after Windows

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  • hart
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    1 month ago

    I use UBUNTU Mate for a long time

    I am happy with Ubuntu it is great

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  • 1 month ago

    Side by side installs are difficult with new bios.  It can be done, but you need to do some serious work to get it to be successful.  Then you MUST write protect your boot loader from windows, or dorky microsoft will replace it for you

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  • Sky
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    1 month ago

    Yes.  It's called setting up a dual boot system.  You just have to look up instructions on how to do it, because they have to be installed in the right order.  If I remember right, you have to install Windows first and then Linux, because if you start with Linux, the Windows install will come along and wipe out the ability to boot to Linux.  Alternatively, something else you can do is have only one OS or the other as your base operating system, and then in that install a program called VirtualBox that will allow you to create virtual computers that are installed with whatever OS you want to put on them.  Being virtual computers, as far as each OS is concerned it thinks it's the only OS on the entire computer because that computer's "hard drive" is just a big file that emulates an entire standalone hard drive.  But it does have advantages like being able to use the host system's hardware (such as the network card for getting online) and access the host system's hard drive so you don't have to copy everything to the virtual hard drive.

    • hart
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      1 month agoReport

      you have to use linux with boot loader

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  • 1 month ago

    Install a VM (Virtual Machine)

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      That's what we used to do on our Amdahl 470s.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes.

    They can be dual-booted, with only one OS running at a time. You can choose which one to run at boot time.

    Another option would be to load one and then run the other concurrently as a virtual OS. You can run Linux and then use Wine to run windows programs.

    • And 3rd option is to just use any live linux distro right from the live media - as long as You don't require persistence.

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  • 1 month ago

    ................yes

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  • Murzy
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    1 month ago

    yes .

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In theory, but when I used to mess around with that option, ******* Linux would corrupt the Windows installation every time. If you want Linux, run it on it's own hard drive.

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