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2 OS on one laptop.

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December 15, 2011 5:01:08 AM

On acer aspire 5733z I've instald winxp sp2 and win7. but navigate to one OS to other I've to change BIOS. how to select OS to boot without changing BIOS ?

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December 15, 2011 9:10:01 AM

I'm assuming this model comes equipped with dual hard disk drives as you are likely changing the boot priorities in the bios. You will need to install a bootloader onto the primary hard disk enabling you to choose between the os's without modifying thre bios. Do a google search for GRUB and read the associated wikis.
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December 15, 2011 1:46:32 PM

Another option you might consider, rather than using a multiboot configuration, is to use Windows 7 as your OS and install Virtualbox (free from Oracle). Then you can create a virtual machine that runs XP, or a multitude of other OS's

That would eliminate all of the bios configuration changes and give you access to needed OS's in a far smoother operation.

https://www.virtualbox.org/
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