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Old 09-23-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have 2 os's on my laptop it has 2 gb or RAM One OS is server 2003 and the other Windows xp home editon.
I use server 2003 for are network.
I use windows xp home edition for when i take it around.
Is there a way in the laptop where in msconfig or a programme where if i am on server 2003 i can switch to xp home and if i am on xp home i can switch to server 2003 without restarting.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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as far as I know there isn't a way to do that without restarting.
One option would be to have xp only and then use windows 2003 as a virtual os.
Not exactly what you are looking for, but something like it.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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Not without using virtualization, which I highly doubt you would want to use.

Why are you using Server 2003 anyways? You don't exactly need a server for your home network to function.
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Why are you using Server 2003 anyways? You don't exactly need a server for your home network to function.
Agreed. Any XP, or Vista comptuer can partition a hard drive, and share the data partition on the network. NO need for a server.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:51 PM   #5
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yes i have loads of pc's about 20 and i have a lodger. who has 3
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yes i have loads of pc's about 20 and i have a lodger. who has 3
Doesn't mean you need to have a server. What are you using it for?
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:17 PM   #7
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like it matters if you have the computer off or in xp, having server on a laptop defeats the purpose of a laptop. A server is expected to stay in place for a long time and run almost constantly. Like above, what are you using it for that you actually need to run it anyway??
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having server on a laptop defeats the purpose of a laptop. A server is expected to stay in place for a long time and run almost constantly.
Very good point. A laptop isn't nearly as strong either.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:50 PM   #9
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well i told you the specs it is good according to microsoft windows server 2003 homepage.
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well with that power and only a few computers it could be used as a server just fine, why would you want to though?
its not as if the other people need to store stuff on your laptop and/ or you need to restrict them doing stuff
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