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VPC vs. Dual Boot

  1. #1


    Low Tech Guy Guest

    VPC vs. Dual Boot

    Is there an advantage of VPC over a dual boot option? Since both require
    purchasing separate licenses, what are the advantages of VPC over installing
    two operating systems and dual booting?


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  2. #2


    Steve Jain Guest

    Re: VPC vs. Dual Boot

    On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 12:21:03 -0400, "Low Tech Guy" <wpla@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Is there an advantage of VPC over a dual boot option? Since both require
    >purchasing separate licenses, what are the advantages of VPC over installing
    >two operating systems and dual booting?
    You don't have to close all your applications, reboot your computer
    and load the other OS...the time savings here alone are worth it.
    You don't need to install your apps multiple times, etc.
    It allows you to run a 2nd, 3rd, etc. OS on your desktop in a Window.

    --
    Cheers,
    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
    http://vpc.essjae.com/
    I do not work for Microsoft.

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  3. #3


    Bo Berglund Guest

    Re: VPC vs. Dual Boot

    On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 12:21:03 -0400, "Low Tech Guy" <wpla@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Is there an advantage of VPC over a dual boot option? Since both require
    >purchasing separate licenses, what are the advantages of VPC over installing
    >two operating systems and dual booting?
    Running both at the same time maybe??? ;-)


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  4. #4


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: VPC vs. Dual Boot

    "Low Tech Guy" <wpla@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Is there an advantage of VPC over a dual boot option? Since both require
    > purchasing separate licenses, what are the advantages of VPC over
    > installing two operating systems and dual booting?
    If you have an extra Windows license already, then just try it. VPC is
    free.

    Dual booting XP and Vista is hazardous to your Vista recovery capabilities
    unless you put the Vista partition off line before booting XP. You don't
    have to deal with issues like that with virtual machines.

    Vms are great for testing because you can undo an entire session afterwards
    just like you undo edits in other software.

    Vms are highly portable (between computers). Try that with a partition on
    your computer.


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