Windows 7 Parallel install
Guides: What's this
all about I hear you ask (Well probably not),
well a parallel install guide is when you take
your new operating system (or Old one if you are
doing a data recovery exercise) and install it
along side an already present operating system,
in theory you can run as many operating systems
as you wish as long as you have the hard drive
Parallel installs are very good for uses like data
recovery, testing a new operating system, or to
keep your old operating system in place will you
migrate to new (As I always do), plus if you
parallel install and find Windows 7 doesn't like
your favourite piece of software, then you can
simply boot into say XP and work with it there.
On my desktop computer I run XP home, XP Pro,
Windows Vista 64 bit and now Windows 7 64 bit.
Each Operating system has its own independent
hard drive (You can use partitions if you wish,
but its not recommended).
This best way to do
multiple parallel installs is to start with the oldest operating system, and then parallel install in order of
age, finishing with the newest. There is other
ways of doing this but this is not the place to
go into such depth.