How do you dual boot?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I want to know how to dual an operating system, so I can boot one up, or the other. I'm doing this because I have the same computer for a server as I do for a gaming/school computer.

And I have researched it before and someone told me that I have to back up all my data because when doing a "partition" or something the data gets lost or formatted. But I want to know how t be able to dual it without deleting anything, if possible. if not then I'll just have to back everything up...

Thanks in advance if you're going to help me.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

A good partitioning program is needed. I used to use Partition Magic but I don't know how good it is now since Symantec bought it.

Once you have the drive partitioned, make note of what sector the free space begins. As long as you start the second OS install there, you'll won't lose anything but you should backup anyway.

A better idea is, get a second machine for the second OS. I stopped doint dual boot years ago. It's too much of a hassle.

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