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Please let me know a laptop on which I can install Windows XP and/or Windows 7, and/or Windows 8

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November 19, 2014 12:23:29 PM

Hello,

I am wanting to buy a laptop which will work almost like desktop computer where we can install any Operating System on the HDD.
So I can install Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 all these together on three different partitions of the hdd or I am also ready to delete any old os and install the new os as we do with the desktop computers.

Please suggest me a laptop on which I can do these things.

I am waiting for your kind respond.


Thanks.

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a c 207 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
November 19, 2014 12:38:18 PM

There is no specific laptop you need for these requirements. You just need one with enough hard drive space for all of the separate partitions.

Now Windows 8/8.1 runs with GPT which windows XP is not going to support.

My advice would be to use virtual machines instead of being dual/triple boot.
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November 20, 2014 1:15:07 PM

I run a laptop with dual hard drives and dual OS, one is XP Pro and the other is Vista. I then have 3 other hard drives which I swap in or out as I need to, running either XP Pro or Windows 7. I also run 3 drives all at once with one connected externally via an EZ Connect cable. The hard drives I have used lately are !TB, and I had to format from another XP System to get the correct settings because each drive is partitioned into a least 4 different partitions. I know there are several laptops available that have dual hard drives already installed. You just need to be able to swap in and out somewhat easily. My drives I leave unscrewed so I can add and remove quickly. I just need to make sure I pull that battery before swapping a drive. And NEVER have plugged into Power when doing so. And when installing an OS, I only have 1 drive in the running system at that time. Hope it helps.
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a c 1519 D Laptop
a c 1102 $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
November 24, 2014 5:49:21 AM

aaa2103 said:
Hello,

I am wanting to buy a laptop which will work almost like desktop computer where we can install any Operating System on the HDD.
So I can install Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 all these together on three different partitions of the hdd or I am also ready to delete any old os and install the new os as we do with the desktop computers.

Please suggest me a laptop on which I can do these things.

I am waiting for your kind respond.


Thanks.


If you want a system that would have support for XP, 7 and 8, I'd look into the business models, like the Lenovo Thinkpad or HP EliteBook. Something like the T410 or 420 should handle all three of those operating systems.
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