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Buiding up a multiboot system using recovery dvd's


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U4EA

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Dear All,

Looking forward to your support on below topic...

I would like to buy the following system: HP Intel Core i7 860, Windows 7 Home
Premium 64 bit, Intel P55 PCH Chipset, Sata 3-G HD 2 x 750 Gb, Nvidia GeForce GTX260
SE 1792 Mb, 7.1 Audio, Multi Blu-Ray burner

Windows nor drivers seem to be delivered on separate dvd's by HP.
It seems to be necessary that i burn 2 recovery dvd's by myself after the first
system boot.
I suppose those recovery dvd's will contain the full os and necessary drivers,
i.o.w. i suppose there will be no recovery partition on the HD's itself...

My wish: use 4 os'es next to each other on the HD's. These would be: Ms-Dos 6.2
(& Win 3.1), Win 2000 Server, Win 7 & Solaris 7 with a booting program

My questions: Is this technically possible? Can i use the recovery dvd's for the
Win 7 install or do i need to get hold of a regular Win 7 dvd (non-recovery) and
separate drivers? How should i build up this configuration? (i.o.w. how do i format
the system and wich tools should i use, how to partition, how to and in wich order
should i install the os'es, wich bootprogram should i use and how to install?)

Thank you in advance,
U4EA
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Technically it is possible. However you will get no driver support for Windows 3.1 or Windows 2000. Why do you need to use Win3.1 anyway?
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with the new hardware you likely won't get the older operating systems to run well anyway, not to mention the driver issues. A far better solution would be to virtualize the operating systems using virtualbox or vmware.
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virtualization is always my option...

I install my favorite OS then virtualize others.
nice discussion here.
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U4EA

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Dear All,

I apologize for the late reply but i have been ill these last weeks.
In the mean time i have changed my mind and decided to buy a customised
configuration with separate Windows 7 Premium cd. The reason why i still
want to use Dos 6.2/Windows 3.1 is the fact that i'm still in love with
Dos and i have a pile of Dos software and games.
If i go for virtualisation will i still be able to use the Dos software
at its full extent?

Best regards,
U4EA

Edited by U4EA, 25 January 2010 - 01:11 PM.

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