Advice 1: How to run a second OS

If you install multiple operating systems, it is important to configure the startup options. Usually you want to display all available systems in a separate menu after turning on the computer.
How to run a second OS
Instruction
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One of the most popular problems is the inability to run Windows Seven after you install Windows XP. It is because the boot sector of the "Sevens" located on a separate local disk. Use the command line to rectify this fault.
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Download Windows XP operating system. Insert the drive disk with the files "Seven". Click on "My computer" and see which letter was assigned to the DVD drive with the right disk.
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Now press Win and R. Wait for the start menu "Run". Type cmd and press Enter. Wait until the console opens Windows.
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Enter the command F: and press Enter. In this case, F is the drive letter of the DVD drive. Type boot cd to navigate to the specified folder. Now run the program fixes the boot sector. To do this, enter the command bootsect.exe /nt60 all and press Enter.
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If you restart the computer will automatically log on to Windows Seven. To create a OS selection menu, go to the command prompt D drive on which you installed "Seven".
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Type cd windows\system32 to navigate to the content desired directory. Now alternately enter the desired commands, separating them by pressing the Enter key:
bсdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Win XP"
bсdedit /set {ntldr} description "Win XP"
bсdedit /set {ntldr} device pаrtition=:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdеdit /displayоrder {ntldr} /addlast.
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After executing the algorithm, restart the computer. After some time, open the selection menu of the operating system. Highlight the desired OS and press Enter.
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If you rebooted the computer after restoring the Windows boot loader Seven, when working with the console enter the command bcdеdit /set {ntldr} devicе partitiоn=\Device\HarddiskVolume1 instead of a string bcdtdit /set {ntldr} device pаrtition=C:.

Advice 2 : How to install Windows on a new computer

In order to save to buy computer or laptop without a preinstalled operating system. Naturally, such an approach is justified in that case, if you are able to install Windows or prefer to use a free OS.
How to install Windows on a new computer
You will need
  • The Windows installation disc.
Instruction
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To install Windows operating system on a new computer typically use a DVD that contains the files you need. If your PC is missing a DVD drive, create a bootable USB flash drive. The media selection does not affect the algorithm of the installation of the system components.
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Insert the installation disc in the disc drive or connect a USB flash drive to the USB port. Turn on the computer (laptop) and open the BIOS menu. Now find the submenu that displays the order of loading equipment. Set the priority for the connected USB drive or DVD drive.
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Save the settings by pressing F10. Then restart the computer. If you use the DVD drive, wait for the display message Press any key to boot from CD and press an arbitrary key.
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Wait until the finalized installation files. Click "Install" when prompted. If you are installing Windows Vista or Seven (7), prepare a hard drive for downloading files. Create an extended partition larger than 40 GB. Format it and click "Continue".
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Now wait 20-30 minutes for it to complete the first stage of installing the operating system. After this your computer will restart automatically. Make sure that the download will be executed from the hard drive, not external drive.
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After some time, you will be prompted to pre-configure the parameters of the system. Create a new user profile, set the firewall Window. Wait until the second phase of the installation and restart the computer.
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After installing the system install the drivers for the important devices. Use the program Sam Drivers. This will allow you to quickly update drivers for most elements of PC, thereby ensuring their stable performance.
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