I am running 3 computers with dual boot using XP pro and Vista Business. I have been receiving help as to how I can share documents and other things between the OS's and I really like the simplicity of it.
Can I do the same with programs? Could I make a partition lets say e:/programs and then install a program to there and be able to use it both in Vista and in XP?
I have noticed I can run certain programs that were installed in XP, just fine from Vista, other programs give me errors if I try and launch the exe from XP partition. Would installing software on this extra partition solve that?
Also would there be any side effects so to speak? Now I know installing programs creates registry entries, and Im sure xp and vista regs are not swappable, but what if I installed the program to e drive under xp and then installed it to the EXACT same location but installed it under vista? that should give me the necessary files in the registry but still save me overall disk space from having to install it twice correct?
Common programs I use are:
Macromedia Studio 8
Alot of Citrix programs like citrix presentation server
some VPN programs like mysabre
Anyway I saw some posts talking about installing programs on a seperate partition, and since Im currently getting help on setting up emails and docs on another partition I thought Id explore this possibility.
Thanks in advance for your time,