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Afternoon all, I understand this may not be the correct section of the forum for such a thread.

I currently have Vista 64-bit installed on the E: drive and Windows 7 installed on the C: drive. Is it possible to load both at the same time, each on different monitors (one to VGA port, the other to the DVI)

If not, is there any compromise?

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Dual booting allows you to choose at boot time which OS you will run. But their very nature operating systems do not allow more than one to be run simultaneously on the same computer. Operating systems are monotheistic in that they have full control over the computer hardware and they will not share this power with others.

The only way to do this is to install a virtual machine on the host OS and run one or more OS on that.
 

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To add to what LMiller is saying, if you had a second computer, you can get a KVM switch to switch between the 2 computers, and have the same keyboard, mouse and monitor. Or if only one computer, choose which OS you wish to boot from at startup. Or, as Lmiller said, run a Virtual Machine with a different OS inside the OS you booted to.
 
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