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    How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in my desktop, which has an Asus P5LD2 Main Board. I wish to install Windows XP Professional alongside the Ubuntu OS. Please tell me how I can do this or direct me to a place where I can find the instructions to do this.

    Thank you.
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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    You say in parellel. Do you wish to be able to acccess both of them at the same time? If so, take a look at virtualbox.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    If you puter is dual core and has at least 2 gigs of ram. If not, go with dual boot, but you can only run one at a time.

    Post #8

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2122313
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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    Have you looked on the Ubuntu website?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    Cheesemill

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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    Thank you both for the replies.

    I will be running only one OS at a time. I went to the Ubuntu help website. It appears to me that the best way to do this is, to un-install Ubuntu, Install Windows and then re-install Ubuntu. It seems less complicated to do it that way.

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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    It isn't terribly hard to reinstall grub after installing windows and you won't have to copy everything back -- but copy them to a backup drive nonetheless.

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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Melita View Post
    Thank you both for the replies.

    I will be running only one OS at a time. I went to the Ubuntu help website. It appears to me that the best way to do this is, to un-install Ubuntu, Install Windows and then re-install Ubuntu. It seems less complicated to do it that way.

    Regards.
    That is the easier way.

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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    A big "thank you" to every one for all the help. I should be able to do this now

    Regards.

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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    I am trying to mark this thread as 'answered'. I don't get the link to do this under 'thread tools'. Need help.

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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    See my signature for current workaround.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: How can I install another operating system in my computer in parellel with Ubuntu

    Thank you. It is done.

    Regards.

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