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VPC vs. Dual Boot

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Low Tech Guy

#1
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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Steve Jain

#2
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.

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

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Bo Berglund

#3
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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Colin Barnhorst

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"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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