Dual-boot just as clean as a computer with only the NLE installed?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Mac, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Mac

    Mac Guest

    I was at first going to build my own PC and install only WinXP, vegas,
    and only the video editing related apps. Then I noticed how bad I
    want to play Half-Life 2..

    Will I be safe in just setting-up a partition for the NLE software &
    its own OS? I was thinking of a 80gb or so 7200rpm 8mb cache WD hard
    drive with 30gb for the NLE OS/software and 50gb for gaming/other
    apps/OS. With a dual-boot.. 2nd HD for video data. 3rd HD for
    gaming apps/data.

    problem is, can I have winXP on both partitions and select which XP I
    want to load? Or does it have to be a different operating system.
    anyone with experience on dual XP boots please advise

    Mac, Oct 10, 2003
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    Kevin Guest

    I don't know what other people's experiences are, but my Windows XP laptop
    with a single drive is just as capable a video editing machine as it is a
    Microsoft Office machine, and internet browsing machine, a web-serving
    machine, etc.

    I don't do lots of games, mind you, so I couldn't tell you the impact
    Half-Life would have on the system. But I'm doing lots of things that
    I'm "not supposed to be doing" with an NLE, and it still runs fine.

    Unless you're running with proprietary hardware (like a real-time board),
    I think you should be fine.
    Kevin, Oct 10, 2003
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  3. (Mac) wrote in
    I haven't tried it, but I had the idea it would work OK.

    I turned to a book I have: "Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out", by
    Bott & Seichert, Microsoft Press, 2001.

    On pg 31, they suggest installing a second copy of Windows XP on its
    own partition for experimenting with drivers or S/W that you think
    could crash your system. Close enough to what you're thinking, yes?

    Looks to me like you're good to go.

    They don't mention if there would be an activation problem, however.

    Gene E. Bloch, Oct 10, 2003
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    Tony Guest

    It works fine
    The only issue I have is that I wanted to do this for my racing sims, but
    for soem reaosn, the Wiin98 partituon is visble, which leaves that OS open
    to virus (I dont have AV installed due to it beoimng a OS optimised for

    But the DOS startup screen will have the OS's available. I would suggest to
    make another partition, Instal;l; XP form the CD, poitning to that partition
    and away you go. Avoid AV on that OS, and dont install inetrent
    connectivity, then it should stay clean,
    Tony, Oct 11, 2003
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