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Dual Boot Win 8 with Vista or VM Ware?

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    Leeds
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    Win 8 Pro 64

    Dual Boot Win 8 with Vista or VM Ware?


    I have a copy of Win 8 Pro on a 120Gb SSD. Used in conjunction with a 1TB HDD for file storage. Running fine and dandy. I also have an older 64 GB SSD installed currently doing nothing.

    I am thinking of installing a copy of Win Vista Pro 32bit on the 64 GB SSD as I have a couple of old progs that are not 64 bit compatible. A viable idea? Which version of Windows has to be installed first? Or does this not matter?
    How thus would it be possible to share date from a prog running in Vista with one running in Win 8?

    Or would it be better to do what I did recently and run a copy of Win XP Pro (or Vista) via VM Ware?

    Thanks.

    imatt

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    As the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 has uEFI/BIOS firmware, I would go with a VM install.
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  3. #3


    Leeds
    Posts : 6
    Win 8 Pro 64


    Okay, thanks. Would you go with XP or Vista 32 bit? Also, can VM Ware be used with Vista installed on another partition / disk?

    imatt
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    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by imatt View Post
    Okay, thanks. Would you go with XP or Vista 32 bit? Also, can VM Ware be used with Vista installed on another partition / disk?

    imatt
    I would use XP. Some of my old apps wouldn't run on Vista either. I believe it can be used. You're going to use Hyper-V (the one that comes with Windows 8 Pro) for the VM, right?
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