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dual boot or vmware

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    dual boot or vmware


    hi guys
    i have win8 but also want win7
    which one is better?install win 7 in virtual machine like VmWare or create dual boot using win 7(2 Os)
    i have edius 6.07 and it does not work in win 8 and i think if i install win7 in vmware it does not work correctly because this edius needs good ram , geraphic and cpu

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    I had Win7 and Win8 in a dual-boot config and I experienced nothing but trouble. I now have Win8 installed and use Win7 in a VM and have no issues. I strongly recommend avoiding the dual-boot setup.
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    thanks my friend but some programs like Edius(that are use it so much) is heavy. mu laptop is core i5 and 512 geraphic and 6gig ram and edius work good but does it work good in vmware?does it crash?if i set vm to use 4 gig ram and 4 core does it harmfull for my system?
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    Start your VM with 2GB and go up from there. It's easy to make these changes with VMWare.
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    ok.i will do this and will say the resault
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I also have dual boot os win7 and win8 and there are no problems. I switch between 7 and 8 several times per day and everything works fine.
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I have a dual boot setup and have experienced no issues whatsoever. I've found that VM can cause slowdowns and issues with some software.
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    my system is 6gb ram , core i5 and 512 geraphic.so what is you suggestion?
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    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I'd say it's a setup/installation issue, as I also had a dual boot setup on my tablet and that is just a 1.66 GHz Atom processor, 2 GB RAM, with built-in graphics and I had no issues running Windows 8 on that.

    What I did was create a complete disk image of Windows 7 on a new partition on the hard drive and then upgraded. I know that most people suggest a clean install, but I didn't want to go through the pain of loading all of my software and then the updates, so I did an upgrade. Everything worked 100%.

    My intention was to delete Windows 7 once I was satisfied that all was well and I was happy with Windows 8 on the tablet, but I instead deleted Windows 8, as it just didn't work for me. I'm still holding out on my desktop, learning all of Windows 8's idiosyncrasies and waiting to see where Windows 8 is heading before making a final decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I'd say it's a setup/installation issue, as I also had a dual boot setup on my tablet and that is just a 1.66 GHz Atom processor, 2 GB RAM, with built-in graphics and I had no issues running Windows 8 on that.

    What I did was create a complete disk image of Windows 7 on a new partition on the hard drive and then upgraded. I know that most people suggest a clean install, but I didn't want to go through the pain of loading all of my software and then the updates, so I did an upgrade. Everything worked 100%.

    My intention was to delete Windows 7 once I was satisfied that all was well and I was happy with Windows 8 on the tablet, but I instead deleted Windows 8, as it just didn't work for me. I'm still holding out on my desktop, learning all of Windows 8's idiosyncrasies and waiting to see where Windows 8 is heading before making a final decision.
    so you mean i create dual boot?
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