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Is it possible to run two operating systems on the same computer at the same time?  Let's say, Windows 98 and Windows NT4 Workstation at the same time, yet there is only one processor?  If not, can you run Windows98 on one processor, and WindowsNT on the other?

If anything is possible, do I have to have two monitors, or is there a way to switch between the OSs?

If you can switch, can both instances use the same device?
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Since the OS's that you are talking about are "compatible" I assume that this is so that you can have both in front of you for support.... but...


No it is not possible - the two OS's would not be able to share the same memory, HD access and processor...(or any other device for that matter) You can run to OS's but only by rebooting !!

The easiest thing to do would be to use 2 PC's with a keboard/mouse/monitor switcher - which means that you can save desk space - I have 7 machines at work that go through one !!

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Thanks; that'll help a lot.  The reason for my question was that I have two computers that I want to combine, processors, hard drive..., but the one that will be added to is my server, and I'll have a dual-processor computer.  I wanted it to run Win2000 to use both processors, and Win98 for my other things at the same time...guess the switch never came to my mind.
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