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  1. Chuck38's Avatar
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       #11

    I think I'll just partition my current drive. :)
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  2. badrobot's Avatar
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       #12

    strollin said:
    I haven't bothered with multi-booting OSes since I started using VMs over 10 years ago. I consider it a major PITA to reboot my PC just because I want to use a different OS.

    To each their own.


    Exactly. To each his own. It only takes 30sec to boot up so I don't mind rebooting.

    My machine probably reboots faster than launching my VM. :)

    Cheers!
    Last edited by badrobot; 26 Sep 2014 at 17:33.
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  3. LittleJay's Avatar
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       #13

    It only takes 30sec to boot up so I don't mind rebooting.
    Same here. W7 boots up in around 28-30 seconds, while W8.1 boots up between 18 to 20 seconds on my PC.
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  4. strollin's Avatar
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       #14

    With a VM, I can run multiple OS versions simultaneously which makes it very easy to switch back and forth to see how things are done differently in each.
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  5. Chuck38's Avatar
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       #15

    strollin said:
    With a VM, I can run multiple OS versions simultaneously which makes it very easy to switch back and forth to see how things are done differently in each.
    Yes, but it's more difficult to see how the OS will run on your system.
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  6. badrobot's Avatar
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       #16

    strollin said:
    With a VM, I can run multiple OS versions simultaneously which makes it very easy to switch back and forth to see how things are done differently in each.
    As I said, VM is not a bad idea. I am not only interested in learning how the new interface works or how to use it. I want to see how it uses up the PC's resources, what drivers, hardware and software are compatible with it and other matters associated with bare metal installation.

    VMs are mostly only for playing around with OSes (for ooohhs and ahhhhs).
    While on preview, I want to use it as my temporary OS for doing everything I do with Win 7 as an actual system. I have no needs for running OSes simultaneously.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by badrobot; 29 Sep 2014 at 12:31.
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