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Old 01-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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My 2 cents worth, windows 7 uses a boot partition, which may have been on the hard drive that was removed, may have even been the partition you was using for storage. I would suggest trying to access the removed hard drive and see if the window bootloader files are on it and if so transfer them to the other hardrive
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Originally Posted by LQParsons View Post

I've decided when Windows/8 is out for a couple of months this Spring/Summer (and I have the cash-flow), that I'm getting a 64-bit machine with way too much memory and disk <.grin>
I'm getting it with Win/8 installed, when I get it home, I'll make it dual-boot CentOS. On the CentOS, I'll install VMWare so I can have differing Linuxes, either for supporting my customer base or for my own amusement and education. I can test my java development on multiple operating systems.

Does my plan make sense ?
Any caveats ?

All I would say about your new dream machine is that you should research very carefully about the computer you buy and verify that it has an "unlock" in the BIOS for the new Windows UEFI "secure boot" that Microsoft is cramming down the hardware manufacturers throats. It will prevent addition of another OS. Here's an article:;item1
Microsoft won't certify their hardware if it doesn't include the lock. OEMs have the option of adding a manual "unlock" in BIOS, but it seems that some vendors are not using the option.
My apologies to everyone for getting "off topic".
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