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Dear John

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system
http://windows.microsoft.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Is it possible to install multiple Operating Systems in a single machine viz Server, Workstation, Laptop ?.

For example : Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hello Prashant,

Yes absolutely you can. As long as you have enough space on your hard disk and your hardware is compatible with the Operating Systems you want to install on it. The thing that a computer looks at before booting is the Boot Loader. The Boot Loader is a small program that is loaded before the O/S and it basically tells the computer to load the O/S and on what partition.

However the procedures are a little long for email and all these tutorials have already been very well explained with screen shots so here are a few links you will be able to follow in detail to suit your needs:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-vista/install-more-than-one-operating

http://www.techhive.com/article/252939/installing_windows_and_linux_on_the_same_

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dual-boot-Linux-and-Windows-on-a-PC-with-


As well you can simply Google any of this but meanwhile I hope this answers your question. If you need an answer to a specific question relating to this simply post a follow up to this question.

I wish you a great day!
John

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I have over 20 years of experience in computer troubleshooting, networking and repairs as well as electronics. I can answer questions concerning Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2 and 2012. Hardware repair and upgrades as well as questions regarding Windows XP/7/8. I have also developed a speciality with Hyper-V the last year. If I don't know it, I will try my very best to find the answer.

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I have worked both as a Technical Director and Information Technology Manager and I also operated a home-based computer consulting business for many years, which included the installation, update and security of computer systems and Windows servers. I have also drafted many IT Plans and consultation reports for specific recommendations.

My experience ranges from Project Planning to finding different networking solutions for companies. My work has demanded that I keep informed and this has always allowed me to be proactive by keeping up to date with technology; this involves researching and learning on a day to day basis, which I find to be fundamental.

I have also co-produced and edited a number of films so I can offer a vast knowledge on the subject.

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Some of my credentials include:
Currently Studying for CISSP (2016)
Linux Security (2016)
SharePoint 2013 (2013)
Microsoft Canada Office 365 (2013)
ITIL 2011 Foundations Certification (2012)
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 (2007)
Telephony repair and maintenance (2000) - Bell Canada
ISO 9000 Internal Auditor (1999) - SGS SCI Canada Inc.
Signature Service Consumer Relations (1999) - Wilson Learning Worldwide.
Certified Novell Administrator CNA (1998) Intranetware 4.11
Micro-Computer Technology, Troubleshooting and Networking (1998)
Electronics Troubleshooting and Repairs (1990-1991)
Office Systems Technology (1989-1990)
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